- Associated Press - Friday, March 11, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia high school students will get the chance to learn about the cybersecurity industry this summer.

The Virginia Department of Education announced this week that the state is funding 32 “summer cybercamp” programs that will teach students about career opportunities in the fast-growing field.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has said he wants to make Virginia the “cybersecurity capital of the nation.”

The Department of Education says the camps will offer at least 70 hours of instruction. Students will get to participate in field trips and hear from guest speakers, among other things.

The state is providing $62,500 in funding for each camp.

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