Transmosis Awards $55K In Scholarships to Winning Students as part of National Cyber Security Scholarship Rollout
Orange County, California – March 20, 2019 – California Cyberhub’s annual California Mayors Cyber Cup awards regional student winners in South Los Angeles and Orange County following competitions on Saturday, Feb. 23. The CMCC event raises awareness about cybersecurity and the many opportunities that exist within the field. It challenged high school and middle school students to showcase teamwork, creativity and leadership. First place teams took home the mayor trophy, gold medals and scholarships donated by Transmosis, each valued at nearly $5,000.
Transmosis, sponsor of the 2019 CMCC, is a nationally recognized leader in cybersecurity workforce development. The donated scholarships, totaling a combined $55,000, enables young individuals to further their training in cybersecurity, preparing them for proficiency in many areas including security fundamentals, ethical hacking and penetration testing, incident responses and more, while simultaneously setting them up for high paying cybersecurity career opportunities. Eleven students across both regions received this cybersecurity education award, split between the Palos Verdes Peninsula High School team and the Troy High School team. Transmosis will also award an additional 300 nationwide scholarships worth approximately $1.5 million for cybersecurity education and industry certification.
“As an organization that dedicates itself to the research and application of technology to strengthen the American workforce, we continuously strive to support promising talent interested in the cybersecurity sector,” said Chase Norlin, Chief Executive Office of Transmosis. “There is a shortage of highly skilled cybersecurity workers in every major American industry. As technology evolves, our labor force needs to evolve with it. We appreciate California Cyberhub’s understanding of this and the effort they are putting behind engaging our youth.”
Regionally, the competitions took place at Long Beach City College and at Troy High School in Orange County. The winning teams include:
- South Los Angeles Regional Winner: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, team CyberPanther#1
- Coach Hassan Twiet
- Team members Nicholas Wang, RJ Wakefield-Carl, Robert Peltekov, Ryan Chau, Saahil Parikh and Seth Karner
- Orange County Regional Winner: Troy High School, team Troy Tech Support
- Coach Allen Stubblefield
- Team members Christos Baki, Clement Chan, Jimmy Li, Jino Sirivatanarat and Timothy Kim
“California Cyberhub commends all of the hardwork the students put into preparing for this educationally fun competition,” added Teana Fredeen, Operations Manager of California Cyberhub. “Partnering with community members, educators and local businesses gives us an opportunity to support students interested in cybersecurity, while concidentally spreading awareness about it and the many opportunities that exist within the field. Our partnership with Transmosis further aids us in working toward the goal of bringing this realization to communities and connecting youth to cybersecurity technical careers.”
The four-hour CMCC competitions also brought together local city representatives, such as Mayor Donald Wagner of Irvine, and businesses like Coastline Community College, Citadel Information Group, GEARup4Youth, Laserfiche, Mercury Security, SmartAxison and STEMup4Youth. The opportunity to assist the widespread effort of building cyber sercurity awareness is an ongoing effort and with the event occuring on an annual basis, businesses and community members are always encouraged to remain engaged and support through sponsorship opportunities and participation.
About California Cyberhub
California Cyberhub is a virtual, neutral, nimble on-line organization that is a collaboration of public higher education, K-12, government, business and military working to enable a future workforce of ethical cybersecurity experts in California. California Cyberhub organizes and coordinates the overall event, providing program oversight, event management, staffing and financial management. To learn about more opportunities and obtain additional information on the California Mayors Cyber Cup, visit http://ca-cyberhub.org.
Transmosis is a nationally recognized STEM Workforce Intermediary focused on enabling companies to build a pipeline of skilled labor by helping individuals address skill gaps through state and federal training dollars. For more information visit www.transmosis.com.