GenCyber: BSCTC CyberCoach Application | BSCTC

GenCyber: BSCTC CyberCoach Application

Through the GenCyber grant awarded to Big Sandy Community and Technical College, we are offering high school teachers within our service area the opportunity to become CyberCoaches for high school students in their county.


  • CyberCoaches will receive a stipend ($3,000.00 total, dispersed fall 2022 through spring 2024)
  • Access to an online cybersecurity collaboration and resource community
  • Student engagement and team-building
  • Student mentoring
  • Outreach and participation in the BSCTC: GenCyber Student Camp – June 2023

CyberCoach Responsibilities

  • Attend one 2-hour virtual training (fall 2022)
  • Attend virtual ‘check-in’ meetings; approximately every 3-4 months
  • Participate in the online collaboration and resource community
  • Start a student Cyber Club within the respective counties
  • Mentor students for competitions, i.e., Capture the Flag Competitions
  • Enroll one team (two to six students per team) for the CyberPatriot competitions. Paid for by the GenCyber grant. Additional teams may be added upon approval.
  • Work to promote training and knowledge of cybersecurity
  • Promote the BSCTC: GenCyber Student Camp for high school students (June 12–16, 2023)
  • Commit to attending at least one day of the BSCTC: GenCyber Student Camp on the Prestonsburg Campus (June 12-16, 2023)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently employed in a teaching position within a public or private high school/ATC (9th – 12th grade) in the following counties: Johnson, Floyd, Magoffin, Martin, Pike.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a school superintendent, principal, or assistant principal.
  • Submit a current résumé

Selection Criteria

Open to High School teachers employed within the BSCTC service region. Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Women teaching in a STEM or CTE discipline are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior knowledge of computers and cybersecurity is beneficial.