The Cyber Innovation Center is rolling out a new program designed to enhance the instruction of STEM and cyber strategies.
Across the nation, there are up to 380,000 jobs that are currently unfilled. That number is expected to grow to more than a million by the year 2020.
Officials with the Cyber Innovation Center say a new cyber education journal is key to helping meet the needs of workforce demands. It is part of a solution to addressing the growing need of cyber-security workers.
The launch of a cyber education journal, is a professional publication, including new teaching methods of cybersecurity skill sets.
“What we are going to do is identify and collect some of the best research in the field. We are going to drive innovation in the field of cyber education so we can drive the methods of how we teach students and cyber education forward,” commented G.B. Cazes, Vice President of the Cyber Innovation Center and Publisher of the Cyber Education Journal.
Louisiana is at the forefront of transforming its economy around a knowledge based workforce.
“If you looked outside our front doors we have 135,000 square foot facility that is full of people. We are getting ready to open CSC’s new Integrated Technology Center in May, which is going to house 800 new I.T. jobs that they have been filling over the last 18 months and will continue to grow into,” commented Cazes.
The goal is to increase the pool of cyber-security professionals, starting at the classroom level, and increasing our economic and national security.
“There is a huge opportunity around the country and there is no ideal workforce sitting by waiting to go to work. If you have the skills you are employed. As a community because we are growing our workforce from the ground up with our schools and our community colleges and our universities, we have an advantage over other communities,” commented Cazes.
Teachers from across the country are presenting their research and their findings to contribute to the cyber seduction journal. Information on how to submit can be found on www.cybereductionjournal.com. The first will be published in July.