On Tuesday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that Tennessee will participate in the Girls Go CyberStart competition.

Girls Go CyberStart is an innovative and interactive competition that takes participants through a variety of challenges and puzzles which test decision-making skills and introduces concepts such as open-source intelligence, cryptography, and web application and more to spark an interest in computer science and cybersecurity.

Participants are eligible for 400 scholarships of $500 each for the college of their choice. The three high schools in Tennessee that have the most participants will win awards ranging from $500 to $1,000.

Almost 8 percent of Tennessee’s projected job openings from 2017-2022 are in STEM-related fields.

Governor Lee's administration is working toward propelling Tennessee to the top 25 states for job creation in the technology sector by 2022.