Participants in the Governor’s Cyber Aces Championship are pictured at Brookdale Community College in 2014. The Lincroft campus will host a new slate of no-cost cybersecurity workshops in July and August, with deadline to register June 17. (Photo by Russ DeSantis)
Press release from Brookdale Community College
Brookdale Community College is accepting applications for its new GenCyber Jersey Blues program, a free, two-week cybersecurity training camp opening this July on the college’s Lincroft campus.
Funded by grants from the National Security Administration and National Science Foundation, the program is open to local high school students, and provides enrollees with an introduction to the fundamentals of cybersecurity.
There is no cost to apply or attend, and applicants are not required to have any prior cybersecurity or computer programming experience. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Students will engage in hands-on cybersecurity activities, meet with nationally renown industry experts, and take a field trip to the New Jersey Regional Operations and Intelligence Center. The program is led by faculty from Brookdale and Red Bank Regional High School.
“I’m honored that Brookdale was one of only 68 sites across the nation selected by the National NSA to host a GenCyber camp,” said Brookdale engineering and technology professor Michael Quissaunee, who received a national cybersecurity award from the SANS institute in 2013.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for local students to gain valuable skills and learn more about this growing, vital industry.”
Interested high school students can apply to attend one of two, two-week camps to be held this summer: July 18 – 29, and Aug. 15 – 26. Camps are held Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to approximately 2:30 p.m. Stipends will be provided for lunch and for round-trip bus fare, if needed.
Applications are due by June 17. Space is limited. To apply visit www.gencyber-nj.org and click “How to Apply.” For more information, contact Michael Qaissaunee at (732)224-2879 or email email@example.com.