The National Security Agency (NSA) will triple the number of GenCyber Camps offered to 133 summer camps across the nation in 2016.
The program’s goal is to help grow the cybersecurity workforce of the future by offering students no-cost, and what the agency deems invaluable, hands-on education, according to a press release.
The NSA also said it is expanding the list of hosts for the program from participating universities to non-profit organizations and K-12 school systems.
“We are committed to helping the nation enhance cybersecurity education – providing opportunities for both teachers and students to learn more about an issue that affects all of us and will continue to do so in the future,” NSA’s GenCyber Program Manager Tina Ladabouche said in the release.
Officials are looking to grow the program to 200 camps by 2020.