By Wendy Porter, ICT-DM Regional Director, Far North Region
The North Far North Regional Consortia is so proud to see the results from our NorCal Cyber Mayors’ Cup Competition this spring! Over 200 Community College, High School, and Middle School students participated in the April 17th competition. During the month leading up to the event we held weekly cybersecurity webinars featuring hands-on cyber activities and keynotes from prestigious industry partners and government officials in which students, parents, faculty, and community members participated.
This yearly event is not only a wonderful way for our students to participate in competition and team-based learning, but it connects them to career opportunities and industry partners as well. Involving City and County government officials like the local Mayors really adds to increasing awareness for all-critical cybersecurity skills and occupations.
The regional partnerships we have developed between the NFN Regional Consortia ICT-DM Regional Directors (Wendy Porter & Cornelius Brown), Sacramento County Office of Education, the ICT-Hub, CS4NorCal, K12 and Community Colleges have streamlined our ability to bring these amazing opportunities to our North Far North students and faculty. The strength in these partnerships is extremely encouraging for improving tech education and workforce development for Northern CA’s future.
NorCal Cyber Mayors’ Cup is a wonderful way to excite students about careers in cybersecurity and to participate in more of our yearly events, strengthening their skills and their knowledge on following a productive education pathway to the tech workforce.
Please read more about the results of the competition here: SynED Press Release