It seems all those hours spent on video games weren’t a waste of time after all.
A recent announcement by British Foreign Secretary William Hague stated that up to one hundred young gamers are being recruited by government agencies to train for jobs related to cyber security issues. It seems that 18 year old “Generation Xbox” recruits, and their gamer skills, are more valuable to the mission than their contemporaries with college degrees. The name of the program the new program is the Single Intelligence Account Apprenticeship.
Once chosen to participate, they will be placed in a two year program with curriculum in software, web and telecommunications, as well as communications, security and engineering.
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