Moreno Valley Unified School District’s (MVUSD) Canyon Springs High School celebrated the opening of its new Cyber Innovation Center in Moreno Valley, California. The HMC Architects design team, California State Architect Ida Claire, State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, Moreno Valley Mayor Pro Tem Ed Delgado, district representatives, and Canyon Springs staff and faculty gathered for a special ceremony to commemorate the milestone.  

In California, there are more than 37,000 job openings in the cyber security industry. Funded by California CTE funds and Measure M, the design of the new $3.5 million center converted existing auto and wood shop spaces into a hands-on lab and classroom for cyber security education. The new space aims to meet the current cyber security and gaming demands in California, training students in cyber security, programming, logistics, critical thinking, and teamwork. The interior design abstractly echoes the International Space Station in spirit, together with modern materials and graphics students are encouraged to stretch their minds and think out of the box.  

Canyon Springs’ cyber program began seven years ago as an after-school program in a small classroom. The new, 7,686 SF Cyber Innovation Center supports the district in encouraging students to serve our communities, solve the clear and present challenges facing our society, and prepare students to continue their education and pursue a career in this in-demand industry.