Wed 19th December 2018
First Cyber Ambassadors selected for NSW Cyber Security NetworkRead More
The state’s cyber-skills shortage is acute and is impacting State Government institutions and industry. Working with TAFEs and universities will help ensure the state is producing the sorts of graduates that can address industry-defined skills gaps.
The NSW Cyber Ambassador program is part of the NSW Cyber Security Network’s (NSWCSN) Workforce Development program, whose task is to promote and encourage students to pursue emerging cyber security careers.
It seeks to engage a select group of business, academics, professionals and secondary students to represent their area of expertise within STEM/iSTEM and cyber security to help mentor students and give them the benefit of a rich and varied knowledge base.
Each Ambassador will select a region or school to liaise with, to provide students with valuable knowledge from their own area of expertise. They will be given opportunities to connect with, engage, empower and inspire young people, to help build awareness of future career possibilities for them.
Ambassadors will have the opportunity to connect with industry representatives and participate in hands-on cyber security and STEM programs, assisting the NSWCSN to reach common educational goals with schools and their students.
Ambassadors will have a choice of modes for engaging with schools.
NSWCSN wants to attract diversity in its Ambassador program, so the eligibility requirements are simple:
The Cyber Ambassador is a volunteer role, but reasonable expenses for travel and school engagement will be met by the NSWCSN.