DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) — An organization in Danville is building experts in cybersecurity. Noblis, a science technology company that serves the US government, presented a $5,000 check to GW High School’s Navy JROTC. The company also donated more than seven monitors and iPads.
The money will be used to expand the groups Cyber Patriot Team. They go to Cyber Patriot competitions to solve computer security problems. “It’ll expose teenagers and our cadets to the cybersecurity world and the networking world,” said Jeremiah Koch, the commanding officer of the NJROTC.
The site leader of Noblis supports providing them with a career path. “It is an extremely important part of the business for government contractors,” said site leader, William Franklin. “To get these kids involved early in this realm will help provide them with a career path.”
The students will have their own cybersecurity lab. A good incentive for these students is that those who graduate from college with cybersecurity skills start out making about $60,000.