Franklin High School receives funding for summer cybercamp

Published 12:47 pm Saturday, March 12, 2016

On Wednesday the Virginia Department of Education announced they would be providing grants for 32 cybercamps for high school students this summer. Franklin High is one of the schools who received funding.

“The camps will introduce students to the field of cybersecurity and the cybersecurity-related credentials they can earn through local career and technical education programs,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven Staples said. “The camps also will serve as models for the development of additional efforts to prepare students to meet the commonwealth’s cybersecurity workforce needs.”

The purpose of these camps is to raise awareness of career opportunities in cybersecurity. “We are excited about this opportunity for our students to extend project-based learning initiatives related to the field of cybersecurity,” Superintendent of Franklin City Public Schools Willie Bell said. “We have begun planning sessions where our team is preparing an instructional schedule that involves all the components and expectations of the grant for student participants. The mission of our school division is to prepare our students for college, careers, and citizenship. This grant is in alignment with our mission and provides exposure and steps toward attaining a career in a field of high-demand.”