A New Cohort is Announced to Prepare the Next Generation with Computing and Cybersecurity Skills

CSforALL
3 min readJun 14, 2022

A partnership between CSforALL and the US Marine Corps JROTC announces a new cohort of four schools to build education programs that will grow and strengthen the diversity of the tech workforce

CSforALL and the United States Marine Corps JROTC announce a new national cohort of four schools

For Immediate Release

New York, NY (Tuesday, June 14, 2022) — Today, CSforALL and the United States Marine Corps JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps) are proud to announce a new cohort that will build computer science and cybersecurity programs across four high schools, collectively serving up to 5,000 students.

The 2022–2023 Marines JROTC-CS Cohort aims to build sustainable computer science education plans for ALL. The four participating schools will receive school-wide capacity-building training and professional development for teachers, counselors, and additional school staff. In addition to training and professional development of school staff, high schools have the opportunity to join and network with the national computer science for all communities, along with having opportunities to meet and build relationships with tech corporations.

MCJROTC is a partner in education with over 250 secondary schools throughout the United States, Guam and Japan. Partnering with CSforAll is a great opportunity for MCJROTC to help our host schools provide critical skills not only to MCJROTC students (cadets) but to the entire student body,” said Paul Jornet , Operations & Instructional Support Branch Manager, Marine Corps JROTC.

Computer Science teachers will be trained through the College Board providers to be prepared to teach AP Computer Science Principles, and JROTC Instructors receive training and resources from NCWIT to support students in pursuing computer science and cybersecurity career pathways. Teachers that have completed their training are recognized as national computer science curriculum instructors and have the opportunity to network within the computer science community.

“John C. Fremont High is excited to offer AP Computer Science this coming school year,” said Precious Hoback, Assistant Principal, John C. Fremont High School. “We will be able to link the importance of computer programming literacy with the ever-expanding field of cyber-security and robotics, both in the workplace and in government. We expand opportunities to “Find a Path or Make One!”

Students that attended one of the four high schools that are participating in the national Marines JROTC-CS Cohort will have access to cutting edge curriculum around CS principles and cybersecurity, gain knowledge, skills, and proficiencies in tech-related fields, and potential opportunities to pursue future careers in computer science and/or cybersecurity.

“We must continue to address and bridge the CS education access gap at Junior ROTC schools,’’ said Tina Boyle Whyte, CSforALL Project Director, JROTC-CS. “The new 2022 Marines JROTC-CS Cohort will prepare high schools with the tools and connections to build AP computer science principles and cybersecurity programs for ALL students (cadets) and the entire student body.”

Learn more about the 2022 Marines JROTC-CS Cohort: https://www.csforall.org/projects_and_programs/marines-jrotc-cs-cohort/

About Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC):
The Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC) program, commonly referred to as “Junior ROTC,” is a program for students to instill a value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.

About CSforALL: CSforALL is the national hub of the computer science for all movement with a mission to make high-quality computer science an integral part of K-12 education in the United States. We engage with diverse stakeholders leading computer science initiatives across the nation to support and facilitate the implementation of rigorous, inclusive, and sustainable computer science.

For more information: www.csforall.org Twitter: @CSforALL

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CSforALL

The national hub for the Computer Science for All movement, making high-quality computer science education an integral part of K-12 education in the US.