(Little Rock, Ark.) – (Sept. 30, 2020) — Mainstream Technologies is pleased to announce the hiring of Elijah Chambers as a cybersecurity apprentice. His responsibilities will be dedicated to vulnerability management, which involves scanning for potential cyber risks and providing remediation and/or alerting clients on next steps.
Elijah is a graduate of Central High School where he also participated in the Little Rock School District (LRSD) Excel Program, allowing him to intern at Mainstream for 1 ½ years while taking class. “Elijah’s transition from high school to Mainstream Technologies is an example of what can happen when business and industry partners team up with educators to connect students with high wage, high skilled career opportunities. I’m so proud of Elijah and I am looking forward to following his career in cybersecurity,” said Shameka Montgomery, Director of Career & Adult Education with LRSD.
“The Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (ACDS) and it’s training partner, the American Cyber Alliance, have established this cybersecurity apprenticeship program to support the needs of companies like Mainstream Technologies. The goal is to provide skill development and support for processes to connect new talent, like Elijah Chambers, to the ever-growing demand for cyber skills using a proven apprenticeship model,” according to Lonnie Emard, Apprenticeship Director of ACDS.
Daniel Weatherly, Mainstream’s Director of Cybersecurity adds: “I am excited to have Elijah transition to a full-time employee for our security unit. The knowledge he gained while interning at Mainstream will allow him to contribute right away.”
Since 1996, Mainstream (www.mainstream-tech.com) has evolved into one of the most established IT services companies in the Mid-South, serving clients from its Arkansas locations including headquarters in Little Rock, a second operations facility in Conway, as well as a sales office in Bentonville. Their staff of information technology professionals serves business and government customers across the nation with Managed IT Services, Custom Software Development Services, Cyber Security Services, and Hosting.
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