Sweetwater Union High School District, NFINIT Begin Technology Internships

Sam Fried

Sweetwater Union High School District offices in Chula Vista. Photo via Wikimedia Commons Sweetwater Union High School District Tuesday announced a partnership with NFINIT, a San Diego-based tech company, to begin a new paid internship program intended to benefit local students. With NFINIT’s San Diego data center as the students’ […]

Sweetwater Union High School District offices in Chula Vista. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Sweetwater Union High School District Tuesday announced a partnership with NFINIT, a San Diego-based tech company, to begin a new paid internship program intended to benefit local students.

With NFINIT’s San Diego data center as the students’ classroom, the program seeks to give each student skills in cybersecurity, the cloud, network engineering and data science during the six-month internship.

The program began a test run in June with two interns: Arvie Cabal and John Paul Minimo, former Sweetwater High School students now attending San Diego State University.

After providing interns with exposure to a broad view of IT-related career choices, the program allows students to choose one area of interest to focus on. While Cabal has worked on developing a “honeypot” — a controlled environment created to lure cyber attackers as part of a data center’s constant check for security weaknesses — Minimo chose to build a server that allows NFINIT to perform speed tests within its network.

Cabal and Minimo also learned the ins and outs of managing a network operations center, including the deployment of virtual servers, remote hands tasks, creation and resolution of customer trouble tickets, cable construction and fiber cabling.

Sweetwater Union High School District, NFINIT Begin Technology Internships

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