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PowerUp: Cyber Games ready to train students on cybersecurity
CyberUp launches youth-focused virtual cyber competition
St. Louis, MO – In January, CyberUp, with technology partner Cyber Skyline, launched PowerUp: Cyber Games. PowerUp: Cyber Games is an online competition geared to inspire middle school and high school students toward a lucrative and in-demand career in cybersecurity. The program is a unique competition designed to teach participants how to solve computer security problems and capture and/or defend computer systems. The 75 students from multiple school districts, nonprofit partners, and individual students from Jennings School District, Urban League, North/South Tech, and more will compete January to May in anticipation of a full national launch in October.
PowerUp: Cyber Games provides easy on-going access for individuals, teams, and schools to learn cybersecurity. Students will compete monthly utilizing an online platform from the convenience of their school, home, or library computers. Students will also have access to online curriculum to help them prepare for the competition. Students will compete on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday for a 4-hr. consecutive block. Students will earn points during each month’s competition. The team or person with the most points in their division by April 2021 will be the winner. During the May Award Banquet, we will recognize the first, second, and third place teams in each division. CyberUp will also celebrate the students’, teachers’, and volunteers’ accomplishments during the season.
The timeline below outlines the entire competition season’s schedule. Early bird registration is live now to compete in the upcoming PowerUp: Cyber Games inaugural season. To learn more about the program or to register a student or a team please visit CyberUp’s website at www.wecyberup.org/inspire-youth
o Before August 1st, 2020 – Early Bird Registration ($200 per student for the season)
o August 1st – October 8th, 2020 – Open Registration ($250 per student for the season)
o October 9th, 2020 – Registration cutoff date
o October 12 – March 13, 2020 – Monthly competitions
o April 15 – 17, 2021– Competition Finals
o May 2021 – Award Ceremony TBD (1st week in May)
“At CyberUp we know competitions are the foundation to a robust talent pipeline. It is critical that we make learning fun and engage youth early and often on the importance of cybersecurity. PowerUp: Cyber Games will provide the core component to building curriculum, youth apprenticeship, and more. CyberUp is leading the way for the St. Louis region and beyond on how to train students,” Tony Bryan explains.
CyberUp is a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission is to cultivate the cybersecurity talent pipeline for today and tomorrow. They accomplish this through their nationally recognized apprenticeship program and PowerUp: Cyber Games. To learn more, visit wecyberup.org, or contact Tony Bryan at email@example.com or 314-764-5419.
About Cyber Skyline
Cyber Skyline, is a leading cloud-based cybersecurity skills evaluation platform that helps students and professionals track their skills growth and helps businesses find, identify, and cultivate talent. It is also the technology partner for the National Cyber League. To learn more about Cyber Skyline, visit cyberskyline.com or contact Franz Payer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (443) 996-9707.