Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program

CAE Cybersecurity Workforce Development Certificate Program

For Veterans, First Responders & Native Americans

Earn while you learn with ENMU-Ruidoso’s
Cybersecurity Center of Academic Excellence
Workforce Scholarship!

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Apply for the CAE Workforce Development Scholarship and receive up to one year of financial support while enrolled in ENMU-Ruidoso’s Computer and Network Security/Cybersecurity Certificate program.

The program focuses on recruiting, preparing and placing transitioning military and first responders into cybersecurity work roles in our nation’s Critical Infrastructure Sectors. By focusing on development of competencies and employable skills, connecting to employers, and managing the pipeline from student recruitment through job placement, our program offers an evidence-based turnkey solution that can be sustained and scaled nationwide in year three and beyond. The program provides flexible on-ramps, pathways and off-ramps for students of varying backgrounds through competency-focused verifiable credentials and certificates.

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CAE-2Y Information Assurance/ Cyber Defense Certified Program

Benefits include:

  • Academic Year 1 at ENMU-Ruidoso stipend (up to $6,216)
  • Industry badges and certifications
  • Professional development
  • Cybersecurity conferences and travel
  • Applied experience in computer science and cybersecurity
  • Mentoring and advising
  • Cohort activities
  • Job placement assistance via the CAE Industry Coalition


Scholarship recipient must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have earned high school diploma or GED
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 while enrolled
  • Be a first responder, veteran or Native American
  • Sign an Obligation Affirmation Agreement
  • Follow the CAE Workforce’s Development Application process

Application process:

  • Complete NATIONAL CAE-C Cybersecurity Workforce Development application form
  • Provide a detailed résumé listing all education, employment history, and extracurricular activities
  • Apply for admission to ENMU-Ruidoso Computer and Network Security Certificate Program
  • Provide transcript(s) from all colleges and high schools attended (optional)
  • Email all application materials with the subject line ‘NATIONAL CAE-C Cybersecurity Workforce Development Scholarship Application’ to the National CAE-C Cybersecurity Workforce Development contact as follows: Stephen Miller, Professor/Director Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, ENMU-Ruidoso · · (575) 808-1138
  • Submit application via email to program coordinator

For specific details on the certificate program, click this link: CAE WFD Certificate Program

To review the ENMU-Ruidoso program proposal, click this link: ENMU-Ruidoso Technical Proposal

To learn more about the program requirements, click on the links below:

CAE Cybersecurity / Workforce Development Certificate of Completion
CAE WFT Certificate Pathway

For more information:

Stephen Miller
Program Coordinator
(575) 808-1138