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Training Resources

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The NC Triangle Apprenticeship Program (NCTAP) provides students with a no-cost option for valuable skills development.  Learn more »

To help meet the high demand for automation technicians, the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) has launched the Certified Technician in Supply Chain Automation training and certification program. Learn more »

Cybersecurity ATE project at Spartanburg Community College. Learn more »

Festo offers networking and cybersecurity training and equipment for advanced manufacturing programs. This link demonstrates the content and activities included in their training package as well as information on their cybersecurity certification options. Learn more »

National Cyberwatch Center (an NSF Center) is a provider of curriculum, resources, and lab solutions for institutions seeking to implement cybersecurity training. Cyberwatch also provides training and events for faculty and staff. Learn more »

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM) a national membership-based organization developing resources to help promote the identification and standardization of competencies and skills required of robotics technicians. Learn more »

SkillsCommons, a free and open library created by the US Department of Labor, maintains mechatronics/automation learning modules for courses involving PLCs, fluid mechanics, motors and motor control, instrumentation, mechanical drive systems, industrial safety and more. Learn more »

The National Support Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) provides lesson plans and interactive student exercises for use by teachers and instructors. CSSIA has ready to utilize lessons on topics such as Windows Permissions, Social Engineering, and Public Key Infrastructure. Learn more »

Publications

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Community College Cybersecurity Workforce Study
The National Support Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance recently published a workforce study framed around Community College Cybersecurity alumni. This study provides useful demographic and background data on the makeup of the cyber workforce as well as information on the alignment of alumni’s experience with defined 52 Work Roles from NICE in their post-graduation roles.  Read full story »

CTE K-12 Career
Pathways for Cybersecurity Study – The National Support Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance recently published a study funded by the National Security Agency (NSA) that examines the current state of cybersecurity career programs and the career pathway systems that support these programs in the K-12 environment. Read full story »