Students Put Cyber Skills on Display
Newaygo County Career-Tech students shine in state-wide competition
Highlighting the skills needed to fill the growing demand for cybersecurity talent in Michigan and beyond, students from Newaygo County Career-Tech Center (CTC) took home third place at the 2019 Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge.
In the fourth year of the competition, 218 teams consisting of 654 students from all corners of Michigan participated in the challenge. Members of the team from Newaygo County CTC were: Gavin Orcutt (Fremont), Dylan Seidletz (Newaygo), and Allison Truskowski (Newaygo). They were coached by Jason Baldus, their I.T. instructor.
“There will be millions of unfilled jobs in the cybersecurity field in the next year alone,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “It is critical that we get students interested and engaged in this ever-growing field at an early age. Through the participation we’ve seen in the High School Cyber Challenge, it is clear that Michigan students are picking up the torch.”
More information about Michigan’s cybersecurity efforts and helpful links on ways to protect yourself from cyber threats can be found at Michigan.gov/cybersecurity.
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