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Contractor-Backed STEM Programs Seek to Build Cyber Workforce

CyberStockRaytheon and several other contractors have been sponsoring competitions and scholarship programs to encourage students to pursue a career in cybersecurity, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Vanessa Small writes Raytheon’s MathMovesU initiative seeks to boost middle school students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math subjects and the company invests at least $2 million per year in the cause.

The Waltham, Mass.-based company also hosts exhibits, summer camps and contests for young people to design aerospace, cyber and robotic technologies, according to the report.

Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Science Applications International Corp. deploy workers to local schools to engage faculty and students in STEM projects, Small reports.

Siemens also holds an event for high school students from across the country to showcase their technical skills.

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