ATE Center Resource -

Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program that provides materials and services dedicated to developing and implement ideas to improve the skills of technicians and the educators who teach them for no charge. ATE Central is primarily based at two-year colleges with a focus on helping educators, students, and the general public learn about all that the Advanced Technological Education program offers. ATE Center is funded by the National Science Foundation.

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GenCyber -

The Gen Cyber program works to increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce, help all students understand correct and safe online behavior, and improve teaching methods for delivery of cybersecurity content to K-12 students. This program provides cybersecurity summer camp experiences for students and teachers for no charge. Funding for this program is provided by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.


The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) is the premier online resource for cybersecurity training. NICCS connects Government employees, students, educators, and industry with cybersecurity training providers throughout the Nation.

As technology advances, the United States must develop a workforce of effective cybersecurity professionals. The substantial investment made by the U.S. in programs like NICCS helps citizens find the education and training they need to advance their careers and close the skill gaps in the cybersecurity workforce.

NICCS provides the nation with the tools necessary to ensure citizens and the workforce have more dynamic cybersecurity skills. The courses in the training catalog are cybersecurity focused and delivered by accredited universities, National Centers of Academic Excellence, federal agencies, and other training providers. Each course is mapped to the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, the foundation of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) effort to standardize the cybersecurity field.

NICCS is managed by the Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch (CE&A) within the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C). CE&A promotes cybersecurity awareness, training, and education and career structure, with the added goal of broadening the Nation’s volume of cybersecurity workforce professionals.