The North Carolina Partnership for Cybersecurity Excellence (NC-PaCE) is a coalition of educational, government, and industry organizations committed to accelerating the state's and the nation's pace of cybersecurity excellence in education, research, and services to counter cyber threats. NC-PaCE will address a growing cybersecurity workforce gap through targeted curriculum development, skills development, work-based learning, and certification support; will protect financial assets and intellectual property (IP); and will drive the economic growth of North Carolina's public agencies and private sector businesses through cybersecurity research and service. Synergistically, NC-PaCE supports entrepreneurial and economic growth in North Carolina.

NC State
UNCCNorth Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
East Carolina UniversityUNCW
Forsyth Technical Community CollegePitt County Community College
Wake Technical Community College