Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is gearing up to host “Cybersecurity Round Table: Do I Have the Right Stuff?”

The event will be 3 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at EMCC’s Estrella Hall and Estrella Conference Center, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale.

Open to anyone interested in the cybersecurity field – students, faculty, staff and members of the community – the round table will highlight the skill sets needed to succeed in the cybersecurity field, as well as provide attendees the opportunity to meet with industry and university recruiters.

“Several EMCC students landed internships and jobs because of last year’s round table,” said Tracy Baker, EMCC Networking Technologies Institute (NTI) faculty, and one of the event’s organizers.

Baker, who teaches Red Hat Linux in the Red Hat Academy, said Arizona currently has close to 8,000 unfilled cybersecurity positions; the U.S. has more than 300,000 unfilled positions, and that across the board, cybersecurity jobs are only about 70% filled.

“There literally aren’t enough people to fill all the available positions,” Baker said.

To learn more about EMCC’s Cybersecurity program, visit