Kathleen Martin

Well-known member
Mar 16, 2020
Lexington, Kentucky
CompTIA and ConnectWise have launched a new effort to expand the nation’s cybersecurity and technology workforce through paid apprenticeships.
CompTIA and ConnectWise made their announcement in conjunction with Tuesday’s Cyber Workforce and Education Summit at the White House. Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh unveiled a Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint, challenging industry and labor partners to help expand registered apprenticeships in cybersecurity.
As a newly designated national program sponsor for apprenticeship, tech industry association CompTIA will use its education, training and certifications to equip apprentices with the skills and training needed for employment in technology occupations, including cybersecurity roles. IT professionals around the world hold more than 3.1 million CompTIA certifications.

ConnectWise, through its network of IT service providers, is the employer partner in the new apprenticeship initiative. These service providers deliver technology solutions and support to small, midsize and large customers in all industries and locales. This places them on the front line of cybersecurity and support for businesses. Dozens of service providers have already expressed interest in participating in the apprenticeship program.
High-Demand Tech Occupations
CompTIA and ConnectWise will offer training, certification and employment opportunities in five high-demand tech occupations. Those include tech support specialist, network support specialist, cybersecurity support technician, tech project coordinator and data analyst.
Training is based on national guideline standards created by CompTIA and approved by the U.S. Department of Labor. These standards detail the competencies in technical and employability skills that apprentices need to join the IT workforce.
Todd Thibodeaux, CompTIA’s president and CEO, participated in the White House summit.

CompTIA’s Todd Thibodeaux
“We focus so much on top level cybersecurity experts that we forget the majority of this work is done by rank-and-file cyber professionals,” he said. “They work with end users, maintain and secure networks and defend against phishing and other threats to keep everyone and everything working securely. It is with these frontline positions where the most sizable staffing deficits exist, something we intend to address with this program.”
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