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Apprenticeships in Cybersecurity Community of Interest


This Community of Interest is a forum for anyone who is interested in sharing and learning how apprenticeships work in cybersecurity-related occupations and the role of various stakeholders (government, employers, intermediaries, educational partners, and others) to build and sustain a cybersecurity apprenticeship workplace experience and corresponding learning program. View the previous Apprenticeship Subgroup Charter here. The Apprenticeships in Cybersecurity Community of Interest charter will be developed soon.

To join this group, email to This group meets the fourth Friday of every month at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time. View mailing list etiquette here

This Community of Interest is part of the broader NICE Community Coordinating Council. As such, members are automatically added to the NICE Community Coordinating Council.

Members of the previous Apprenticeship Subgroup do not need to take any action to join this Community of Interest. There will be an automatic transition. If you would like to be removed from the Community of Interest, please let us know.


NICE Jennifer Oddo
Credit: IBM

Jennifer Oddo 
Executive Director, Strategic Workforce Education and Innovation
Youngstown State University

NICE Tony Bryan
Credit: CyberUp

Tony Bryan
Executive Director

Active Projects:

  • Comparative Analysis of Work Enhanced Learning Models - There are many approaches to create cybersecurity professionals. The team recognizes success in cybersecurity lies in being a scholar practitioner. A way is needed to describe the combination of book-smarts and keyboard-smarts. The team wishes to provide information, understanding and awareness of these programs.
  • Return on Investment - To develop strategies regarding the return on investment (ROI) calculators for cybersecurity apprenticeships throughout the United States.
  • Apprenticeship Ecosystem Integration & Scaling - The overall purpose is to identify the barriers that prevent growth of programs and develop strategies to overcome.


  • Developed the Landscape Tracker spreadsheet
  • Developed survey for membership to decide project initiatives

Active Programs:

  • Landscape tracker spreadsheet
Created March 14, 2018, Updated January 6, 2021