Cybersecurity is essential in every industry. Any organization that collects and stores data of any kind is susceptible to cyber-attacks. In fact, the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected cybersecurity and information technology (IT) occupations to grow 32% from 2022 to 2032.
One of the most effective and efficient methods to prepare for an occupation in cybersecurity is through Registered Apprenticeship. Registered Apprenticeships provide a combination of classroom training with hands on training and mentoring, which allows the apprentice to earn as they learn.
Administered by ICF, the Cybersecurity Youth Apprenticeship Initiative (CYAI) is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Office of Apprenticeship (OA). CYAI promotes sustainable development of cybersecurity apprenticeship programs for youth aged 16-21.
ICF has partnered with more than 250 organizations including employers, sponsors, training providers, and schools to enhance, expand, or establish youth apprenticeship programs in cybersecurity.
CYAI supports our partners in a variety of ways:
CYAI develops occupational profiles that detail the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required for entry-level through advanced cybersecurity employment.
CYAI sponsors cybersecurity showcases that bring together teams, students, mentors, learners, and information technology professionals.
CYAI provides incentive funds to support apprentices. Funds can be used for a variety of purposes to expand or create new programs.
CYAI facilitates employer accelerator meetings to identify workforce challenges, workforce needs, skill needs, and training needs.
CYAI apprentices work in…
- Computer Programming
- Consulting Services
- Data Processing
- Educational Services
- Electricity Generation and Distribution
- Mortgage & Credit
- Natural Gas Distribution
- Public Administration
- Water & Sewage
ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting services company with over 7,000 full- and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists, workforce professionals, cybersecurity experts and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at www.icf.com.