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Students from across southcentral Pennsylvania will be introduced to in-demand cybersecurity careers, personal cybersecurity topics, the importance of digital identity, and more during Cybersecurity Awareness Day for Middle School and High School Students set to take place at Harrisburg University (HU) of Science and Technology and the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on January 26, 2023.

Harrisburg University will host 180 students, 80 students will visit the Lancaster Chamber and more than 70 students will participate online during the event presented by NuPaths – an IT and tech workforce development training provider co-founded by HU with collaboration from the Lancaster Chamber, the Southcentral PA Workforce Development Board, and the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board, and HU.

Session topics will include:

    Students will Learn how to keep themselves safe online, protecting online accounts & passwords.
    Regional and statewide employers will share cybersecurity career options. Students will discover the skills needed for a cybersecurity career.
    Students will Learn about tools that can help safeguard  personal information and will hear about the newest and latest technology tools being used in cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Awareness Day for Middle School and High School students is funded by a $50,000 Ignite Grant NuPaths was awarded last year. NuPaths was one of 25 organizations from across the U.S. to receive Ignite and other grants via the Catalyze Challenge to design and launch career connected learning models primarily serving underserved student populations.

Cybersecurity Awareness Day for Middle School and High School Students will kickoff additional career exploration activities funded by the grant.

Those events/activities include:

  • Opportunities for schools to have industry leaders speak to their classes/school about careers in cybersecurity.
  • Opportunities for students to speak 1-on-1 about careers in cybersecurity.
  • Student field trips.
  • Job shadows.
  • Summer career experiences.
  • Enrolling in the NPTH 110: Foundations in Information Technology course with NuPaths.  Tuition funding for high school students is supported by the Ignite Grant funding and funding from a partnership with Harrisburg University and the Southcentral PA Workforce Development board.

Media coverage of this event is welcomed. For more information about Cybersecurity Awareness Day for Middle School and High School Students, please visit this link.


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