MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - The University of Memphis successfully hosted the 2018 Cyber Ambassadors Tech Camp for high school students. It was a chance to teach young students about cyber ethics and perhaps get them interested in future cyber jobs. It's local good news.
A toast of fruit punch to students completing University of Memphis' Cyberspace Camp this summer.
The high school students from around the Bluff City, Arlington, and beyond completed a week-long Cyber Ambassadors Tech Camp to teach them about hacks, patches, and coding when it comes to cyber security.
But, it wasn't just tons of paperwork the students used to learn about cyber security.
"We tied a lot of those knowledge skills and abilities to their world. And, their world being animation and gaming," said K-12 Community Education Outreach Co-Ordinator Terrance Campbell.
Why? To entice them to come to the U of M and major in cyber security. Organizers say cyber professionals are needed.
"There's a projected 1.8 million job shortage by the year 2020," said Campbell.
And, the students learned that first-hand from the FBI's Private Sector Cyber Threat office.
The bottom line of the week-long camp?
"Give the kids the opportunity to get the kids the skills to win in the game of life," said Campbell.
It's local good news.