Criterion Systems Supports The Learning Center-Las Vegas Cybersecurity Apprentice Program

Criterion Systems Supports The Learning Center-Las Vegas Cybersecurity Apprentice Program


VIENNA, Va., September 17, 2018 – Criterion Systems, Inc. announced today that it is one of the first companies to engage with The Learning Center-Las Vegas to support their new Cybersecurity Apprentice Program. The state of Nevada recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand its apprenticeship programs. With nearly 100 employees in Las Vegas, many of them former military, Criterion will tap into this program to recruit talent for its growing local business.

“Cybersecurity is a field that represents an exciting opportunity for people transitioning out of the military as well as young talent,” said Bob Heckman, CIO of Criterion Systems. “We are happy to be supporting this great initiative and looking forward to welcoming new apprentices within the next few weeks.”

“We are excited that Criterion has engaged with us to support workforce development in our region,” said Linda Montgomery, President of The Learning Center. “Criterion has quickly become an integral part of our local community and their apprentices will learn the high-demand skills they need to maximize their potential.”

Criterion is actively involved in several Las Vegas-area organizations. It is a corporate member of the Southern Nevada Cybersecurity Alliance, a speaker at the annual Nevada IT Symposium, a sponsor of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) TechConnect, is helping to develop local cybersecurity curriculum, and is a participant in the Corporate Challenge. In 2018, its Las Vegas office was recognized with a Patriotic Employer Award, recognizing its support of multiple employees who are reservists, including personnel from the Navy, Army, Air Force, and National Guard, in addition to more than 40 retired and prior enlisted people working at the site.

About The Learning Center-Las Vegas

The Learning Center, Inc. has operated for over 33 years providing training and certification in all areas of the IT and Cybersecurity landscape. TLC is partnered with world leaders such as CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco, (ISC)², ISACA, and EC-Council. As a woman-owned organization, government agencies, government contractors, and companies are able to meet procurement requirements under federal procurement guidelines. For more information, visit the website at

About Criterion Systems

Criterion Systems, Inc. (Criterion) is a large business systems integrator and cyber operations-focused company. Since 2005, Criterion has provided cybersecurity, IT infrastructure operations, systems engineering, and application development across our nation’s mission-critical environments. Criterion is Capability Maturity Model Integration CMMI-DEV and CMMI-SVC Level 3 certified and an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001-2015, ISO 20000-1:2011, and ISO 27001:2013 company. Headquartered in Vienna, Va., with offices in Albuquerque, N.M., and Las Vegas, Nev., Criterion supports customer operations at 46 sites worldwide.