This keeps WiCyS and NCSF listening to innovative and creative ways for community college educators to engage their students and help provide funding along the way.
COOKEVILLE, TN (PRWEB)
May 02, 2022
Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is partnering with the National Cybersecurity Scholarship Foundation (NCSF) to open a request for proposals for pilot programs at community colleges that include engagement with Cyber FastTrack.
Cyber FastTrack helps put students on a fast and profitable path to a well-paying career in cybersecurity through games, challenges and video demos as well as the chance to win scholarships.
Community college cybersecurity instructors are encouraged to share their unique and creative ideas to prepare students for Cyber FastTrack activities and scholarship opportunities while taking classroom learning experiences to the next level.
The NCSF will award up to three grants to test new, scalable outreach strategies with high potential to captivate a diverse group of participants in diverse geographic regions.
“By launching this community college initiative with NCSF, faculty can now share with us their needs to engage their students using Cyber FastTrack,” says Lynn Dohm, Executive Director of WiCyS. “It keeps WiCyS and NCSF listening to innovative and creative ways for community college educators to engage their students and help provide funding along the way.”
The deadline for submitting ideas is June 22. For more information or to apply, visit http://www.wicys.org/benefits/mobilize-community-college-cyber-fasttrack-pilot-program/.
To learn more about the free Cyber FastTrack program, pricing, and to register your interest in the next promotion, visit http://www.cyber-fasttrack.org.
Students can try out the gaming platform before the program opens by creating a free account at http://www.cyberstart.com.
Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in cybersecurity. Founded by Dr. Ambareen Siraj of Tennessee Tech University with a grant from the National Science Foundation in 2013, WiCyS provides opportunities, training, events, and resources to its members. Strategic partners include Tier 1: Amazon Web Services, Bloomberg, Carnegie Mellon University – Software Engineering Institute, Cisco, Fortinet, Google, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Meta, Microsoft, Optum, Sandia National Laboratories, SentinelOne. Level 2: Abbvie, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Linkedin, McKesson, Navy Federal Credit Union, Nike, Wayfair, Workday. To become a partner, visit https://www.wicys.org/support/strategic-partnerships/.
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