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.
Our Value to Employers
Improve critical skills
Improve your employees' competencies — the skills and experiences they bring to their jobs — and build a talent pipeline.
Fixed cost system allows employees to receive access to all of IMPACT's certificate programs.
Provide an effective training program that increases internal retention and acquisition.
What is IMPACT?
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.
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).
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.
The Vinod Chachra IMPACT Lab at Radford University has partnered with TRGroup, LLC to provide cybersecurity training to credit union staff in more than 800 locations across seven states to keep assets secure from cybercrime.
Local entrepreneur and enthusiastic Radford University partner and supporter Vinod Chachra, Ph.D., has given the university a significant financial donation to its new competency-based education (CBE) program, IMPACT (Innovative Mobile Personalized Accelerated Competency Training).
From the top of Mt. Everest to the inside of a human skeleton, Radford University’s Virtual Reality (VR) Lab can take students, well, virtually anywhere.