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Fantastic FREE technology/cyber opportunity for Native American high school students

Submitted by Renita DiStefano, SGC Chief Information Officer

The USD and its Center for Cybersecurity Engineering and Technology (CCSET) is offering a unique cybersecurity training program this summer called, the GenCyber, “Academy of Distinction”(AOD). This program is exclusively for Native American rising 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade high school students and is paid for by a National Science Foundation and National Security Agency grant so there is no cost to students.

This is a five-day-long cybersecurity training program focused on teaching the technical aspects of cybersecurity including core concepts in a fun and unique hands-on way that includes; animated coursework, building your own VM, and securing your own home technologies. It’s designed to prepare students for a college or career pathway in Cybersecurity. Program dates: Monday, July 26th – Friday, July 30th, 2021 | 8:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Space for the GenCyber AOD program is limited to 35 students so please have your students apply today!

Link to apply:

If you’d like to speak with Renita DiStefano, Chief Information Officer for Seneca Gaming Corporation, about the career landscape for information technology/cybersecurity, she can be reached at 716-501-2038.

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