October 15, 2014

BPCC positioning itself as a leader in work force education for northwest Louisiana

To grow the best work force in the state, start with the best education. “There’s now 13 community and/or technical colleges in the state, and we rib each other back and forth over which one is the flagship community college,” Bossier Parish Community College Chancellor Jim Henderson said. “While that’s […]
October 15, 2014

In Oil and Gas Country, a Model for Growing Cyber Workforce

Shreveport – As the US faces a shortage of technology workers, north Louisiana could provide a blueprint for developing talent. State officials have devoted millions to expanding the techindustry and recruiting the next generation of professionals to sustain it. Historically dominated by industries including manufacturing, oil and gas and agriculture, […]
October 15, 2014

New Hub For Training Cyberworkers Emerges in Northern Louisiana

Louisiana Tech University Professor Travis Atkison is leading his students in a discussion on cybersecurity. The students are gathered in a special campus laboratory called the Digital Forensics and Control Security Lab. In the lab, students work on projects that help them hone skills in detecting malicious applications and identifying […]
October 15, 2014

STEM EDA Earns Rave Reviews from Teachers and Students

In classrooms across the region, middle school students are excited about participating in a new project-driven course called STEM Explore, Discover, Apply (STEM EDA). STEM EDA, developed by the Cyber Innovation Center’s National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC), engages middle school students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) […]