The Cherokee County School District cybersecurity program’s first class of students took a field trip to the district’s technology department to learn more about security and technology careers.

The new career pathway program is the inaugural offering for the CCSD College and Career Academy, also known as the C3 Academy, housed on the ACTIVE Academies campus in Canton. The 23 students, who are led by teacher Brent Hollers, spent a morning at CCSD’s technology and information services offices to learn how its staff protects the school district from external and internal threats on a daily basis.

In addition to answering student questions about cybersecurity, data protection and responsible use, the discussion also included an overview of technology career path options; professional soft skills to master; employer, employee and customer expectations; and potential earnings in the cybersecurity sector. The visit ended with a tour of CCSD’s data center.

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