SAE International Partners with DiverseNote to Provide Cybersecurity Education for Detroit Youth Program

WARRENDALE, Pa. (October 17, 2019) – SAE International announced today a renewed partnership with DiverseNote to offer cybersecurity education through the Keeping Our Networks Secure program for young adults attending the DiverseNote Mobility Early Career Program in Detroit. The DiverseNote Mobility Early Career Program is a pre-apprenticeship model program that serves youth and young adults through a six-week introduction to careers in fields such as Autonomous Technology, Cyber Security, Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics.
The partnership between SAE International and DiverseNote enables students to engage in Keeping Our Networks Secure, a key programmatic element of SAE International’s A World In Motion® (AWIM) STEM education program. As part of the cybersecurity challenge, students participate in simulations to see how information moves throughout the Internet, identify problems and develop solutions for enhanced safety and speed. The program deepens students’ understanding of the architecture of the Internet and how it was designed to withstand both physical and electronic attacks. 
“SAE International values the work of DiverseNote to provide educational programming and we are proud to extend our partnership as the cybersecurity program provider for the DiverseNote Mobility Early Career Program summer program,” said Chris Ciuca, Director of Pre-Professional Education at SAE International. “The goals of our organizations are aligned as we aim to integrate STEM learning experiences into the classroom through hands-on activities.”
Participants who complete any of the DiverseNote Mobility Programs receive industry credentials, access to direct career opportunities with the best employers, college scholarships and long-term career management tools. To-date, the DiverseNote Mobility Programs have reached more than 700 students in Detroit and 2,000 nationally. The program has solicited support from more than 40 volunteers from local companies.
“Partnering with SAE International to implement AWIM into our youth and young adult programming has increased the access to high-growth industries and higher education opportunities that participants seek through DiverseNote Mobility programming,” said Tekisha Lee, President of DiverseNote.
SAE International’s AWIM program provides students with the skills needed to succeed in real-world work environments and helps connect their classroom learning with real-life applications. Students engage in the Engineering Design Experience, which includes setting goals, building knowledge, designing, building, testing and presenting their findings to an audience of peers and/or teachers. AWIM also provides professional development opportunities for teachers, through necessary trainings, all program materials and supplies, and the support of a STEM industry volunteer.
Volunteers/mentors are needed to help make the program a success. To volunteer for the DiverseNote Mobility programs, email For information about becoming involved with SAE’s A World In Motion, email
About SAE International
SAE International is a global association committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. By engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers, we connect and educate mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs award-winning programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. More at
About DiverseNote
DiverseNote Mobility is a short-term early career program with long term career mobility benefits.  We are listed on the MITC website.  Our programs are primarily in tech (front end development, cybersecurity, self-driving cars, construction, hospitality and a few others).  The programs range from 4 to 12 weeks, include hand on work experience, IT credentials (Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft, etc.) that are in demand by employers. Our mission is to increase career mobility by creating nontraditional opportunities to higher education, as well as to increase career and economic mobility in the communities we serve.  We do this through partnerships, creation of economic building data models and services. Learn more on our website,
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