The U.S. faces an estimated 700,000 vacancies in cyber-enabled jobs. Whereas this Twenty first-century disaster constitutes a close to‐ and lengthy‐time period menace, it additionally presents a possibility to make use of a extra numerous and inclusive workforce in entry stage jobs with substantial revenue potential. For this reason Cisco Networking Academy is concerned within the Biden administration’s efforts to deal with the cyber workforce deficit and why I just lately had my first-ever go to to the White Home.
After celebrating Cisco Networking Academy’s 25th anniversary in October, I proudly represented Cisco on the White Home on November 15, 2022, to mark the end result of the administration’s 120-day Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Dash. The occasion introduced collectively authorities, business, and tutorial leaders to advertise and drive apprenticeship alternatives aligned with the Division of Labor’s Registered Apprenticeship Program, which connects job seekers trying to be taught new abilities with employers looking for certified employees. It was a momentous alternative to convey collectively so many people who find themselves dedicated to creating job alternatives whereas fixing an necessary business want.
Apprenticeships are an necessary element of our skills-to-jobs dedication and workforce growth technique.
To this point, we have now skilled 2.7 million college students globally
with cybersecurity abilities since 2003, together with 161,000 right here within the U.S.
On the occasion, I mentioned how apprenticeships, group schools, and different studying pathways not solely assist shut the expertise hole but in addition broaden alternatives for underserved and underrepresented people to enter careers in science, know-how, engineering, and math (STEM).
I additionally dedicated Cisco assist of nationwide guideline requirements for 3 apprenticeship occupations to allow our huge Networking Academy ecosystem to ascertain apprenticeships aligned with the Division of Labor’s Registered Apprenticeship Program.
Within the U.S. alone, Cisco Networking Academy companions with 49% of all group schools
and lots of non-profit organizations, with 3,000 instructors who educate at almost 1,700 academies.
And I introduced that Cisco’s cybersecurity menace intelligence staff, Cisco Talos, will leverage these requirements in launching their cybersecurity apprenticeship program.
The apprenticeship dash was kicked off by Nationwide Cyber Director Chris Inglis throughout the Cyber Workforce and Schooling Summit earlier this 12 months, in July. At that occasion, Cisco Government Vice President and Chief Folks, Coverage & Goal Officer Francine Katsoudas introduced Cisco’s pledge to offer cybersecurity coaching to a further 200,000 U.S. college students over the following three years.
We’re pleased with our observe document in reaching 17.5 million college students globally in 190 international locations over the previous 25 years, with 95% of scholars that take our certification-aligned programs acquiring a job or training alternative.
Cisco welcomes this chance to offer the U.S. authorities with our assets, experience, associate ecosystem, and options in order that we are able to handle the cyber abilities shortfall, energy an inclusive future for all, and bolster entry to training.