Cyber.org, a cybersecurity workforce development organization that targets K-12 students, announced that it has translated its career resources and curricula to Spanish and partnered with Spanish-serving organizations and institutions to help reach diverse communities across the country.
The organization, which receives its funding from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), offers more than 700 curricula for teachers to use at no cost. The organization said that thus far it has translated half of its resources to Spanish and is working to bring more translations online every day.
Among the resources now translated to Spanish is Cybersecurity Basics, which is an introductory course for students in grades K-12 that includes over 60 hours of learning across three units. Cyber.org said the course presents the information in plain, simple language and can be taught in any order by any educator.
The organization has also translated its career profile posters, which say, “inspire students to visualize future careers in the cybersecurity industry.” Students can use the career profile cards to learn about cybersecurity careers and share the information with their families and friends.
Cyber.org has partnered with Maricopa County, Ariz.; The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology; Raíces Cyber; Bridges to Science; South Mountain Community College; and Tarrant County College.
“Ensuring that all K-12 students have the skills and education needed to pursue careers in cybersecurity is essential to achieving cyber literacy across the U.S. By making K-12 cybersecurity education accessible to Spanish-speaking educators, students, and their families, we’re proud to be part of the solution to solving the country’s cybersecurity workforce shortage,” Cyber.org said in a statement.