The National Science Foundation has recognized Pennsylvania College of Technology’s commitment to tomorrow’s workforce by awarding the institution a grant intended to bolster the pipeline of information assurance/cyber defense professionals.
The $438,391 CyberCorps grant will facilitate the college’s efforts to excite high school students about rewarding careers in cyber security. The college is developing an after-school program for high schoolers, who will earn college credit for free while being introduced to the academic and professional aspects of the information security field.
The college anticipates that up to 70 students will complete the program during the three-year grant. Thereafter, the college projects approximately 40 students annually participating. At least 50 percent of the students are expected to pursue a cyber security-related baccalaureate degree.
Penn College offers several information technology degrees, including an information assurance and cyber security bachelor’s degree.
For more information about this grant, see: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504991