Hometown: Brownsville, Texas
Expertise: Cyber Security
Cesar Ibarra serves as an Associate Professor/Lead Instructor at Texas State Technical College, where he specializes in cybersecurity. To address the skills gap in the United States, Cesar believes that college students should be provided the opportunity to take part in job shadowing in order to see and understand why certain topics are important to learn.
Kazan marks the first time WorldSkills will host a cyber security skills competition. Cesar is excited for the opportunities the competition will bring the WorldSkills USA team, and believes competitors will develop an understanding of how important vocational skills are to the world and the workforce community.
His advice for competitors? “Always push your limits on your skills to understand your limitation to overcome that weak point into a strength of success.”