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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.


NICE Tony Bryan
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Tony Bryan
Executive Director

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


NICE Program Office staff liaison: Marian Merritt, NICE Deputy Director and Lead for Industry Engagement 


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Become a member

Members of this Community of Interest are part of the broader NICE Community Coordinating Council and will be added to it automatically. Google Groups is used for this group as a resource for communication. 

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Get engaged

Share your questions, opportunities, and leading practices with the community! If you have ideas or just want to get to know others interested in cybersecurity apprenticeships, this is the place for you. 

View Mailing List Guidelines 
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Meeting Information

This group meets the fourth Friday of every month at 11am ET. All meetings are held via BlueJeans unless otherwise indicated. 

View the 2021 Meeting Schedule 


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 July 19, 2021