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Augusta University is working to bring cyber courses into high schools

Workforce projections estimate that by the year 2022 there will be a 1.8 million cyber security workforce gap in the United States.

Aligned with its commitment to growing the K-12 cyber pipeline, Augusta University’s Cyber Institute developed the initiative, Expanding Access: Virtual Labs for K-12 Cyber Career Pathways. Part of this initiative includes granting area high schools remote access to the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences cyber lab, to provide hands-on experience for students to use the software that computer and cyber science students use regularly.

In order to fully prepare and engage students to pursue computer and cyber science related professions, teachers must be properly educated in this subject area as well. That’s why School of Computer and Cyber Sciences Assistant Professor Ron Martin created two courses specifically for teachers – “Introduction to Networking” and “Introduction to Cyber Security.” Professor Martin spoke with WRDW/WAGT’s Lia Fernandez about why this curriculum is important to the future of cyber security education.

WRDW: A new cyber curriculum is making its way into some surrounding high schools

April 20, 2018

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