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.
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