STEM Workforce Pathways Grant Round I
The purpose of the STEM Workforce Pathways Grant is to support and enhance existing efforts throughout Nevada to provide high school students with the opportunity to progress toward an industry-recognized, high-demand, STEM postsecondary credential, certificate, or degree. To support and enhance existing efforts throughout Nevada to provide high school instructors with the professional learning and certifications necessary to teach high-demand STEM program areas.
The Washoe County School District (WCSD) was awarded $138,647 to create a CTE program of study in cybersecurity at three high schools: Spanish Springs High School, Wooster High School and the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology (AACT). Students will complete the program with industry credentials in Comp TIA A+, Network+, and Security+. Students will be qualified for entry-level jobs in cybersecurity upon high school graduation or qualified to enter more advanced postsecondary cybersecurity programs. At capacity, the three high school programs will enroll about 100 students.