CA_secucomputingThree Cascades Job Corps Career & College Academy IT students visited SecurComputing in Lynnwood, WA to learn how to sanitize hard drives.

Students were working on computers that had been donated to the academy so they could practice wiping them clean of data. SecurComputing staff oversaw the work, answered lots of thoughtful questions and explained the HIPAA requirements for protecting the data security of the companies that donated the computers. Students talked with technicians about the work that SecurComputing does and how the technicians found their way into IT as a career.

SecurComputing’s Perry Greene said he really enjoyed his time with the students. “It was great having the students in the office, with an opportunity for them to put skills to use… Their energy was infectious and the whole team enjoyed having them.”

After being certified as empty, the students brought the hard drives back to the IT Pathway Manager at the Academy. They will be issued to students who earn them by exhibiting strong Cascades PRIDE.