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Kentucky's Cybersecurity Pathway for Teens By Ryan Deal


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Jefferson County Public Schools will be implementing Kentucky's new cybersecurity pathway this Fall. This presentation was made at Techfest Louisville 2017 hosted by the Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky.

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Kentucky's Cybersecurity Pathway for Teens By Ryan Deal

  1. 1. IT Pathway Updates - JCPS TECHFEST AUGUST 2017
  2. 2. Thank you!  A Thank You at the beginning and not the end!
  3. 3. Idea 1: Redesign High School Experience To realign JCPS IT programs to be relevant both to the student and the community.
  4. 4. Goal 2: Talent Development Academies To create a talent pool of Cyber Security and IT professionals in the Louisville area that meets the labor market demand.
  5. 5. Goal 3: Student Opportunities To create a K-12 vertical pipeline of JCPS programs that integrate cross curricular instruction around career themes (Business and IT preferred )
  6. 6. IT pipeline Problem
  7. 7. Point 1 - Specifics Bottom Line: We need more IT / Security professionals in Louisville; Now and projected in the next 10 years. Data points galore: State: Local: National: Data on data!: trillion-from-2017-to-2021.html
  8. 8. Specifics Simply put: IT pathways = STEM!
  9. 9. Long term goals:  Create programs in Cyber Security Engineering that aligns to a national curriculum at the K- 12 level.  Create a pipeline program that creates vertical alignment between grades  Train teachers and staff on the model and provide integration support.  That’s where WE come in! TALK, Community, Industry, Government, Post-Secondary, etc.
  10. 10. Specifics
  11. 11. Training with teachers
  12. 12. How can I help?  Awareness – Knowledge is power  Advocate -- Sing it from the rooftops!  Plug In and Volunteer – TALK speaker bureau and other opportunities  Promote – “The Will to Act”
  13. 13. Final  Questions, comments, concerns?