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NIST and NICE Frameworks Leveraged in Award-winning Approach Preparing Workforce-Ready Graduates

Congratulations iQ4 and the National Student Clearinghouse for being awarded 1st place in PESC’s 18th Annual Best Practices Competition!

The award-winning submission, “Extending the Capacity of Higher Education to Scale the Output of Verified Workforce-Ready Graduates,” uses a competency-based model and leverages the NIST Critical Infrastructure Framework and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework to prepare students so that “they are more attractive to hire and can provide almost immediate value to the private sector…”

Read the full announcement from PESC here

Released May 4, 2017, Updated May 15, 2017