b'University Workforce DevelopmentFor decades, INL has been oneThe University Workforcehours of individual learning content of the states leading driversDevelopment Program is creatingwithin the game, and the material of education and opportunity,an environment where the nextis presented in a fun and engaging supercharging the regional andgeneration of tech workers canformat. Students can play by state workforce with high-techstep comfortably into the shoesthemselves, or schools can form jobs and advanced training. Asof longtime employees. Thisteams to compete as a group.a new decade begins, INL ishappens in any number of ways,While the program emphasizes looking at a changing of theincluding support for local andfemale participation, boys can guard that will transform it inregional economic development,also participate. After a school terms of diversity and expertise.vocational training, and continuingforms a team with at least five Employees who came to work education and graduate programs. girls who master six or more in the 1980s and 1990s are takingGIRLS GO CYBERSTART challenges, an additional 50 their well-earned retirements,players of any gender can enter leaving the field wide open for Combining STEM outreachthe competition. The annual a new generation. with cybersecurity training is ancompetition has three phases, To continue its mission to shapeinnovative, next-step approachand teachers/club leaders can an energy future built on ato training the next generation ofuse the game to experience secure and resilient foundation,INL workers who will secure ourwhat students are learning INL needs new talent. This isnations digital ecosystem. In springas well. College students can true in research labs, but also in2019, INLs Cybercore Integrationuse a companion program machine shops, motor pools andCenter and the Idaho STEM Actioncalled Cyber FastTrack, where data entry groups, where INLCenter became involved with Girlsstudents can win millions of needs hundreds of highly trained,Go CyberStart, a free interactivedollars in scholarships for qualified and talented techniciansgame filled with digital challengesadvanced cybersecurity training. and mechanics. designed to introduce studentsCyber FastTrack players learn to the field of cybersecurity. Theforensics, intrusion detection, program includes more than 300security operations, system and network penetration testing, and application penetration testing.The games inventor, SANS Institute, asked INL cybersecurity researchers to be one of five organizations nationally to conduct mock job interviews with some of the students who achieved elite status during the competition. The mock interviews were conducted in August, offering potential opportunities for Mark Peters, Laboratory Director, addressing interns at Welcome Breakfast internships or fellowships at INL.17 |University Partnerships'