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Thousands of teenagers are to be given intensive cyber security training & mentoring in extracurricular clubs as part of plans to address the risk of a future skills shortage, as the need for cyber security experts is set to skyrocket.

The Cyber Schools Programme aims to support & encourage schoolchildren to develop some of the key skills they would need to work in the growing cyber security sector and help defend the nation’s businesses against online threats.

Up to £20m is available to deliver an extracurricular school programme which will see an army of expert external instructors teaching, testing & training teenagers selected for the programme, with a comprehensive cyber curriculum expected to mix classroom & online teaching with real-world challenges and hands-on work experience.
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