Grant Objectives and Progress

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The PC4A team is working tirelessly to reach our objectives. The information below is a detailed explanation of our goals and progress. Check back regularly for updated achievements and reached milestones!

Grant Initiatives

  • Innovative marketing
  • Extensive access to hands-on labs
  • Certification preparation and exam vouchers
  • Cybersecurity faculty professional development
  • Effective mentoring and tutoring
  • Targeted retention services
  • Supporting the preparedness of underrepresented groups
  • Curriculum alignment
  • Strengthened relationships with DoD agencies and DIB entities
  • Enhanced soft skills
  • Collaboration between consortium members

First-Year Goals

  1. Creation of a comprehensive project website
  2. Implementation of marketing, hands-on labs, and mentoring/tutoring initiatives
  3. Beginning of curriculum alignment
  4. Launch of soft skills tutoring service
Graphic showing PC4A progress toward goals

First-Year Milestones

  1. Recruitment of underrepresented students to STEM and cybersecurity increased by 2 percent above baseline
  2. Increase in the number of students who take project-focused certification exams
  3. Hold 56 faculty development workshops
  4. Collect and analyze performance data

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