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GENCyber of South Florida - Teachers

About the program

GenCyber of South Florida serves high school teachers from Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) that are interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills to improve teaching methods for delivery of cybersecurity curricula. This collaboration between MDC and M-DCPS has the goal of increasing the number of underrepresented minorities entering the cybersecurity workforce.

program advantages

Teachers participating in the training will improve their cybersecurity skills by:

  • Learning cybersecurity concepts and tools to counteract cyber threats
  • Being exposed to real-world cyberattacks through simulations at the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, a state-of-the-art facility
  • Exploring the evolving field of cybersecurity and learning about the pathways for students to become a cybersecurity professional
  • Attending a workshop led by a cybersecurity professional and a field trip to a technology-based facility
  • Earning the Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU) certification from EC-Council

JOining the Program

Program Launch: Gen-Cyber of South Florida is scheduled to launch summer 2021 at the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, located at MDC Wolfson Campus—in the heart of downtown Miami.
Eligibility: High school teachers will be approved to join the training by M-DCPS’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) department.

leadership team

  • Program Director: Antonio Delgado, Dean of Engineering, Technology and Design
  • Lead Instructor: Dr. Diego Tibaquira, Computer Science Professor

sponsors

The program is supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency and GenCyber.


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