National Cybersecurity Training and Education (NCyTE) Center
As the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program's national center in the area of security technologies, the National Cybersecurity Training & Education (NCyTE) Center leverages previous NSF grants, projects funded by the National Security Agency (NSA), and the expertise of partners to provide leadership for cybersecurity education in community and technical colleges and related secondary school programs that build America's skilled technical workforce in cybersecurity. The center pursues four strategic goals:
(1) Expand educational pathways and the diversity of cybersecurity programs to meet the nation's workforce needs.
(2) Develop and deploy leading-edge cybersecurity curricula.
(3) Cultivate engagement with employers (business, industry, government) and career opportunities for students.
(4) Disseminate resources to improve current and future directions of cybersecurity education.
In addition to Whatcom Community College, major partners in the center include California State University, San Bernardino; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, FL); Eastern New Mexico University - Ruidoso; the Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA; based at Moraine Valley Community College); and the National CyberWatch Center (NCC; based at Prince George's Community College).