The Cyber Space Academy

Our core technology platform and educational program, offers a commercially viable, socially valuable technical innovation and provides a workforce that is technically skilled and socially adept:

  1. Creating and testing an unprecedented virtual reality game-based platform focused on workforce development for the cybersecurity industry.

  2. Utilizing a technical innovation to address a shortage of cybersecurity experts needed to ensure commercial and national security.

  3. Leverage full-price programs delivered to schools (grades 9-12), workforce development entities, and corporate training programs to deliver programs and equipment to underserved youth especially those of African American and Latino communities or those defined as low-income.

  4. Our curriculum provides teachers everything they need to facilitate student learning, regardless of their own technical knowledge and skill.

  5. For school districts and workforce centers our end to end product is easy to implement, allowing them to seamlessly provide a 21st century learning opportunity

What is our long-term vision of success?

We are looking to close the opportunity and wealth gap for low-income students. Our program is 2 years, where we strive for 90% of the high school students who complete our program to graduate from high school; of those students, 75% will pass both the CompTIA Network + and 60% will pass the Security + certification. Another goal is to place 85% of the students who complete one or both certifications program into entry-level cybersecurity jobs and/or college with the goal of receiving a degree in a STEM-related field. Cybersecurity jobs are even more lucrative; they pay on average $6,500 more annually than other IT professions, a 9% premium, with average entry-level position paying $80,000 a year. We will provide 500,000 high school students with opportunities for meaningful jobs or pathways to college in the next seven years. Allowing access and opportunity for low-income students to develop technology skills in high school or middle school, can drastically reduce poverty and increase mobility.