Bank Of America Helps Launch Pilot Programs To Prepare Students For Cybersecurity Careers

By ISAIAS PACHECO

Leaders at Bank of America announced this week that they have partnered with Liberty Science Center’s SciTech Scity to launch a pilot program that promises to improve the future of high school education.

Two New Jersey high schools, James J. Ferris High School in Jersey City and Memorial High School in West New York, have been chosen for the program. It is focused on providing students with the skills and training needed to prepare them for what has been termed the “new collar” jobs in emerging technology fields.

In the past two years, a series of massive cyberattacks has exposed the sensitive personal data of millions of Americans. It has cost the federal government, Fortune 500 corporations, non-governmental organizations, and other entities billions of dollars in lost revenue and productivity, while significantly disrupting the nation’s food supply, oil pipeline, energy infrastructure, and other necessary operations, according to a press release.

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