An interactive cyber careers exploration experience.
  • The Data

    Blacks (9%) and Hispanics (4%) make up an increasingly low percentage of the cyber industry
  • The Challenge

    Lack of awareness of career options and limited or no access to cybersecurity curricula.
  • The Solution

    Interactive learning experiences connecting students’ interests to career pathways in cybersecurity.

Career Exploration Program

Externship experience for high school students focused on careers in cybersecurity.  

  • 10-20 hours (Instructor-led)

  • Virtual or In-Person

  • Open to students in grades 9-12

  • No course prerequisites

  • Ability to earn digital badges

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Our unique program provides an overview of the various occupations within the field, offers hands-on learning experiences using real-world tools and techniques, and assists with connecting students’ interests to potential career pathways in the industry.

What Students Are Saying

“The experience was very fun while also challenging, if I was given the opportunity and time I would love to do it again!” 

12th Grader, Fairfax County Public Schools (VA)

"There's a high chance I'll go into cybersecurity because I want to be one of the good guys" 

Devon C., 12th Grader Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School (MD)

“The experience gave a beginner feel for how cybersecurity as a career might be in the future.” 

12th Grader, Fairfax County Public Schools (VA)

School Districts We Partner With

  • Curriculum Mapped to NACE Career Readiness Competencies
  • Co-Curricular or Extra-Curricular Format
  • Year-round Implementation Options
  • Assistance with Researching Funding Options

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