Build a talent pipeline for your future cybersecurity workforce demands
Cybersecurity employers are beginning to recognize they need a new way to cultivate expert talent. Using the Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program (P-CAP) as a foothold, you can bridge the workforce gap for a much broader population of Americans.
Proliferating faster than any other labor sector, cybersecurity jobs are expected to have a 37% growth rate between 2018 and 2022, with experts varying in their estimates, projecting 1.5 to 3.5 million cybersecurity job openings by 2021 (The New York Times).
Recognizing the increasingly significant role of this sector in protecting our nation and its citizens, this substantial workforce shortage could have damaging ramifications.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 94% of apprentices complete their apprenticeship programs. Importantly, their survey also shows that nine months after their program’s completion, 91% of former apprentices stay on with their companies. Every apprenticeship dollar spent employers may get an average $1.47 back in increased productivity, reduced waste, and greater innovation.
With a newly created paid career pathway, apprentices participate in a post-secondary education track designed by Purdue University to train and prepare cybersecurity professionals while they are paid to gain industry experience outside of the classroom.
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As an employer, you should be aware that your full participation in this program depends on your registration with the Department of Labor (DoL), through one of our partner representatives at FASTPORT.
Once you complete your company profile, our partner FASTPORT, a U.S. Department of Labor apprenticeship industry intermediary, will contact you about the next steps to becoming a nationally recognized apprenticeship program.