The BTI Institute Education and Training effort is focused on enhancing the professional competencies of the current DHS workforce and educating the next generation of Homeland Security professionals. To this end, the Institute has undertaken a number of initiatives.
- Curriculum Development
- Homeland Security Summer Internship (US Military Academy at Westpoint and US Coast Guard Academy)
Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at Westpoint and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy are invited to participate in a summer internship at the BTI Institute focused on a relevant Homeland Security research project. The cadets are coupled with principal investigators from active research projects and assist with the project throughout the summer.
- Brown Bag Series
The HS Symposium series is hosted by the Center for Law and Human Behavior at the University of Texas at El Paso. The intention of the symposium series is to increase the amount of education and training on DHS related issues and relevant security subject matter provided to homeland security enterprise practitioners and first-responders. The symposiums are open to individuals affiliated with the Department of Homeland Security as well as local federal, state, local, and tribal agencies.