Columbia High School is among 30 high schools in the nation selected to pilot a new cybersecurity training initiative of the United States Air Force JROTC Headquarters and the non-profit CSforALL (Computer Science for ALL). Columbia High was chosen from nearly 900 schools in the country with Air Force JROTC programs.
The goal of the project is to build a new generation of computer science and cybersecurity workers by training more than 500,000 JROTC cadets. The project kicks off February 26-28 in Alexandria, Virginia during a two-day workshop for school leaders and administrators.
As a JROTC-Computer Science Demonstration Project school, Columbia High will receive school-level capacity building training, and professional development for teachers and JROTC instructors, as well as internship, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for its students.
“We’re proud to be participating in this new initiative,” said Columbia High Principal Craig Washington. “As educators, we are committed to preparing all of our students for future careers and success. We know technology skills will be critical, no matter what paths our students choose.”
The pilot programs have the potential to serve as models for the nation’s 3,400 JROTC high schools that serve four million students. CSforALL is an organization dedicated to providing computer science education to every child in the United States. Learn more about CSforALL and the pilot cybersecurity project at https://www.csforall.org/projects_and_programs/jrotc/.
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