Wrapping up Week 4, there are some excellent resources available to parents, teachers and business people, to help expose kids to the careers available in the growing field of cybersecurity.
We have between 1 – 2 million unfilled IT jobs in the United States and that number is likely to continue growing. Increasing awareness of cybersecurity threats has made cybersecurity one of the fastest growing disciplines within the broader technology space.
I have long argued that our public schools are not doing a good job educating their students about career paths in technology. The focus in most public school systems has and remains, coding. Software coding is just one of several career paths worth knowing about. With the continued heavy investment in broadband and cloud services, a workforce skilled on the needs of companies providing these services presents a tremendous opportunity.
Please review the following resources and consider getting involved, at home, in your community and in your schools:
CyberPatriot helps to inspire students towards careers in #cybersecurity and other STEM disciplines. https://www.uscyberpatriot.org/.
Parents and Teachers! Learn about the “educational steps” to a career in #cybersecurity at GenCyber. #CyberAware https://www.gen-cyber.com/.
Parents! Check out NCSA’s Parent Primer for Guiding Kids to #Careers in #cybersecurity. https://staysafeonline.org/resource/ncsas-parent-primer-guiding-kids-careerscybersecurity/.