EMU signs agreement with Lenawee schools to create cyber security opportunities

by Ward Mullens, Published February 05, 2009

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YPSILANTI — The next cyber sleuth could come from the Lenawee Intermediate School District (LISD).

Eastern Michigan University has signed an articulation agreement between the EMU School of Technology Studies, Information Assurance Program and Lenawee Intermediate School District to help prepare students in the field of information assurance and network security.

“Students enrolled in the CISCO Academy in the LISD will be able to complete the CISCO certificates and convert those to 15 college credits that apply directly to the Information Assurance/Network Security Degree at EMU,” said Gerald “Skip” Lawver, program coordinator of the information assurance degree at EMU. “This program has direct impact on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning and we at EMU are proud that Lenawee has taken a leadership role in preparing their graduates for positions of trust in the 21st century.”

“We anticipate that more of the 24 CISCO Academies in Michigan will take advantage of this opportunity and we are eager to support these students in furthering their career pathway into the cyber security community,” Lawver said.

For further information on how your school can become involved, contact Skip.Lawver@emich.edu or visit our website at www.emich.edu/ia

Ward Mullens

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