Hometown: San Tan Valley, Ariz.
Representing the United States at WorldSkills in Cyber Security
Jason McGee discovered his talent in cybersecurity while he was attending the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) in Mesa, Ariz. His passion for the trade was fueled by his experience at the Arizona Cyber Warfare Range, which he claims was an incredibly helpful resource in his cyber security learning.
Jason’s favorite cybersecurity skill is hacking. His dream job would be a position in freelance ethical hacking, and this aspiration drives him to train and perfect his talents. After WorldSkills, Jason plans to continue college and work towards being hired by a U.S. government agency.
Jason would advise those wanting to train in cybersecurity to gain as much experience as they possibly can.
“The whole world of cybersecurity is based around skill and experience in the craft. If you have little experience, your systems will have less security.”
Jason is very excited to take part in this year’s WorldSkills competition and is honored to be representing the United States.
On what he hopes to gain in competing at WorldSkills:
“I’m hoping to gain valuable experience in cybersecurity from the rigorous training required to compete and use that experience to further my career path.”
On his involvement with SkillsUSA:
“I’ve been involved with SkillsUSA since 2018, starting at the SkillsUSA Arizona competition where I won gold. I then led the silver and bronze medalists to nationals, where we won gold. I’ve gained many opportunities from victories in at the SkillsUSA Championships and received my Security+ certificate after passing the test.”