Project Ares Students: a conversation with Rashad Wilkins

Recently, I had a conversation with Rashad Wilkins – a Project Ares enthusiast and former student at NexGenT. I wanted to learn how he became interested in cybersecurity and what he’s been doing since finishing his Cybersecurity Specialist program.

Alabama Department of Education Invests in the Future Cybersecurity Workforce


The overarching goal of the Alabama SkillsUSA program is to place 500,000 new Alabamians in the workforce by 2025. Dawn knew that technical skills training and building student employability through hands-on practice would be critical to meeting that objective—especially in the Information Technology sector. She looked to Project Ares for that hands-on training.