Teaching Hospital Model Benefits Companies and Workforce
Oregon Tech is well known for its applied approach to education and professional practice in all of its degree areas, from engineering to technology to allied health degrees. Its bachelors and master's degree programs embed students in real-world environments where they are challenged as problem-solvers, work with organizations on actual assignments, complete applied research in communities, and engage in internships, externships and capstones that ensure workforce readiness. Industry members hire Oregon Tech graduates at high rates, often making offers prior to graduation, leading to very high success rates and starting salaries.
Oregon Tech's CDC is not meant to compete with established firms who offer cybersecurity services to organizations. Instead, it is filling a huge gap in the education and training of cybersecurity professionals with a highly effective “on the job” experience. This ensures a diverse and professionally educated group of technology specialists who will lead in a field that faces new and often daunting challenges in a constantly changing arena. More than ever, organizations are scrambling to meet demand against cybercrime, dangerous and expensive hacking, and impingement on privacy and financial integrity of individuals and organizations.