NSCC recently held its first-ever GenCyber teacher camp at the Scott Park location in Toledo. During the week-long camp, NSCC faculty and staff provided hands-on instruction in cybersecurity awareness and best practices to sixteen Toledo Public Schools (TPS) teachers, helping them to incorporate these tools into their curriculum. The TPS teacher participants represented eleven schools and teach at the first through twelfth grade level.
“The NSA GenCyber Camp 10 principles are cybersecurity best practices at a high level,” said Roger Spears, cybersecurity training coordinator at NSCC and lead instructor of the camp. “The group of TPS teachers we had at the camp were absolutely outstanding,” noted Spears. “Every teacher in attendance was engaged during the camp. It was obvious from day one how much they care about their students,” he continued.
The GenCyber program is co-funded by the National Security Administration and the National Science Foundation. Northwest State Community College was one of only three higher education institutions in Ohio receive the GenCyber grant. The camps, open to all K-12 teachers, provide expert training designed to enhance the safety and educational experience for students. Topics covered in the camps include online ethics, cyberbullying, internet safety, wireless network basics & security, networking basics and more. Additional information on the GenCyber camps is available at gen-cyber.com.
Northwest State currently has two cybersecurity programs. The short-term certificate program is geared toward the working individual needing more cybersecurity knowledge, while the two-year program is a more traditional associate degree program. “NSCC also has 2+2 programs available with other state institutions that allow NSCC students to earn a bachelor’s degree in the discipline without leaving the NSCC campus for course work,” said Spears.
For additional information on Northwest State certificate, degree and transfer option programs, contact the NSCC Admissions Office. For additional information on workforce development, visit trainwithCTS.com.