These are just a few of the headlines that inspired a group of regional leaders to come together and create the Midwest Cyber Center. As a country, we are looking at massive shortages in the availability of talent now and over the next five years. As a region, we saw the need to have a single voice advocating for a non-traditional pathway to employment and to engage youth in learning about opportunities in cybersecurity.
With the support of Scott Air Force Base, our Founding Sponsor, Aegis Strategies, and our Premier Sponsor, LMI, MC² has quickly established itself as a national program grounded in Midwestern values. Our programs will lead both adults and youth to pursue careers in cybersecurity and ensure our region becomes a leader other communities will follow.
As we look forward, our goal is to connect academic, nonprofit, corporate, military, and government partners to see the value in investing in this generation of cyber professionals and serving alongside the next. With a subject as complex and ever-changing as cybersecurity, it takes everyone working collectively towards one goal!