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  • Track: RaiseMe Channel: Friday 10/09 @ 1500-1555 PDT

Cybersecurity leaders are beginning to recognize they need a new way to cultivate expert talent. Using apprenticeships as a foothold, they can bridge the workforce gap for a much broader population of Americans and bring in a new talent pipeline. To show an example of how this is currently being used in the US workforce, we will look at Purdue University’s Cyber Apprenticeship Program (P-CAP), which provides an implementation path for successful apprenticeships. P-CAP blends traditional models for a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree and is built on the NICE workforce framework. In the program, apprentices can earn a degree while they are employed, gaining simultaneous on-the-job training and mentorship through an employer coalition.

Note: This presentation has content for Salute! attendees.

Dr. Geanie Umberger is the Executive Director of the Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program (P-CAP) a DOL-funded program at Purdue University. Dr. Umberger was the Assistant Vice President for Research, focusing on industry-academic research relationships, technology transfer, and economic development prior to joining the Purdue Polytechnic Institute as the Associate Dean...

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