Employers

Through IMPACT, employers can build employee skills, improve employee effectiveness and retention and meet Enterprise competency objectives. By investing in IMPACT, partners will benefit from highly-qualified employees taught efficiently and effectively by some of the university’s top faculty.

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Improve Critical Skills

Improve your employees' competencies — the skills and experiences they bring to their jobs — and build a talent pipeline.

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Cost-Effective

Fixed cost system allows employees to receive access to all of IMPACT's certificate programs.

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Increase Retention

Provide an effective training program that increases internal retention and acquisition.

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What is IMPACT?

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Radford University is delivering Innovative Mobile Personalized Accelerated Competency Training (IMPACT): a competency-based education (CBE) workforce development program.

IMPACT is a first-of-its-kind program among four-year public institutions in Virginia. Presently, IMPACT offers a cybersecurity certificate program delivered online in an asynchronous, self-paced manner. The program is available at a fixed cost, regardless of the timeframe in which it is completed.

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The IMPACT program:

  • Covers five out of seven domains of the NIST Cybersecurity Workforce Framework
  • Compliant with DoD 8140 directive
  • Directly aligned with national standards:
    • National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
    • National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)
  • Designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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Partner with Us

IMPACT’s current partners range from public and private companies and government localities to companies founded and owned by Radford University’s accomplished alumni.

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IMPACT Innovations

  1. CivilianCyber Partners with Radford University to Launch Statewide Workforce Training Program »

    4/8/2021

    The Vinod Chachra IMPACT Lab at Radford University is partnering with CivilianCyber, a leader in cybersecurity workforce development, to launch a STEM Training Engagement Program creating unique opportunities for Southwest Virginia residents interested in cybersecurity careers.

  2. Radford, NCI partner for research collaboration, talent pipeline development »

    2/3/2021

    Radford University and NCI Information Systems, Inc., have established an agreement to build a collaborative and close working relationship that will further the goals and initiatives of both NCI and Radford students and faculty through joint academic, education and project-execution activities.

  3. Radford University ASSET program acknowledged by Institute of Education Sciences »

    4/25/2019

    The director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) division of the U.S. Department of Education, praised Radford University’s ASSET program for delivering research-based practices in professional development to K-12 educators, especially those in rural areas.

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