Institute for Cybersecurity Education (iForCE) is committed to the development and implementation of cybersecurity education at the secondary school level. Our mission is to to equip High School students with the fundamental cyber security skills and certifications for compliance with DoDD 8570 and entry level employment as a cybersecurity professional. To achieve this, we have developed and implemented the best secondary cybersecurity track currently in use. iForce continuously seeks to develop, promote, implement, support, teach and track cybersecurity education at the secondary school level.
We are the only organization to successfully develop and implement a secondary cybersecurity course track during the normal school day and year. What that means is, high school students can use elective periods beginning with the 9th grade and continuing through the 12th grade, to take specific courses, in a specific sequence, culminating in job ready skills. Compliance with our cyber security track matriculation requirements include:
- Being where you are supposed to be (95% Attendance rate)
- When you are supposed to be there (99% On time rate)
- Doing what you are supposed to be doing (3.0 or higher GPA)
- While meeting or exceeding productivity standards (Build Virtual Portfolio, Earn Certifications and Compete in Cyber Security Competitions)