An Erie university is teaming up with Microsoft to expand opportunities for people on the autism spectrum.

Mercyhurst University is working with partners in business and academics to create job opportunities in the cyber security field.

The jobs will be tailored for neurodiverse individuals at federal agencies.

The university earned a $300,000 federal grant to create these opportunities.

Mercyhurst said the grant will help the government solve some of the toughest management challenges and will provide students with even more career opportunities.