Cyber Ambassador Program. Apply to represent the industry and mentor younger minds towards valuable careers in cyber security.

Workforce Development

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.

What is the Cyber Ambassador Program?

The NSW Cyber Ambassador program is a function of the NSW Cyber Security Networks (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.

What will the Ambassadors do?

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 cybersecurity 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.

FAQs

Who is eligible to be an Ambassador?

NSWCSN wants to attract as diversity in its Ambassador program, so the eligibility requirements are simple:

  • People working in IT, STEM or cyber security fields, or studying/teaching IT, STEM or cyber security subjects.
  • Secondary and tertiary students who are actively involved and have a passion and understanding for cyber are encouraged to apply
  • Applicants must be willing to undertake travel within their selected regions to schools or events
  • Communication skills are essential

Is this role paid?

The Cyber Ambassador is a volunteer role, but reasonable expenses for travel and school engagement will be met by the NSWCSN.

Selection Criteria

  • Understanding / Knowledge of Cyber security /STEM / iSTEM and how cyber security impacts employment and which subject choices are beneficial
  • Practical skills acquired at work, knowledge of industry related practices
  • Ability to acquire additional skills, knowledge and abilities by relating them to responsibilities in previous positions or studies
  • Ability to articulate clearly how you intend to contribute to developing interest in schools and where you see industry going

How to Apply

Apply to become a NSW Cyber Security Network Ambassador

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