In 1916, John Dewey published Democracy and Education, in which he stated, “If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” More than a century later, the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering (ASCTE) has taken these words to heart and designed a curriculum that, as the name of school implies, focuses on integrating cyber technology and cyber engineering into all of its academic disciplines.

The goal of ASCTE is to create a pipeline of high school graduates capable of advanced placement in postsecondary education and, alternatively, to create a highly technical workforce that is prepared for immediate employment in industry or government. The need for this pool of cyber-proficient graduates is clearly evident:

  • The State of Alabama currently has more than 6,000 cyber-job openings.
  • Across the United States, there are more than half a million cyber-job openings.
  • Globally, there are more than 3.5 million open cyber positions.

“Through Chugach Government Solutions’ regional office and its long-standing contracts with the military, Chugach’s strong presence in Huntsville, Alabama has spanned decades, and I’m excited that the ASCTE is building its new campus in this community,” said Chugach’s President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Daniel Fenza. “It is my hope that Chugach and ASCTE’s partnership will cement a relationship with its facility and graduates for many years to come.”

Fenza’s decision to lend Chugach support to the ASCTE is guided by two of Chugach’s Core Behaviors: We Empower People and We Build Community. “Having a partnership with a school like this is an investment in the next generation of cyber and engineering leaders, and it opens the doors for some of the brightest young minds to join Chugach in supporting our customers in the future,” said Fenza. “Placing youth on the path toward cyber competency empowers them to be the candidates for employment we are seeking today, and as well as the skills necessary for tomorrow as we move forward into the ever-evolving digital landscape.”

“We welcome Chugach as an ASCTE Partner in Education,” commented ASCTE President, Matt Massey. “Our partnership with Chugach will help ASCTE provide the education and experiences necessary to prepare today’s students to meet future workforce needs in cyber and engineering.”

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