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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 Apprenticeship in Cybersecurity Community of Interest Charter here.


Debbie McLeod
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Debbie McLeod
President and Apprenticeship Director
McLeod Information Systems

Katie Adams
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Katie Adams
Chief Delivery Officer, Workforce
Safal Partners


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

US Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship website for cybersecurity apprenticeships.


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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 second Friday of every month at 11am ET. All meetings are held via Microsoft Teams unless otherwise indicated. 

View the 2023 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.
  • Apprenticeship Program Finder – a new map listing active cybersecurity apprenticeship programs in the United States
  • Apprenticeship Program Finder form – add your program to the map


  • Developed the Landscape Tracker spreadsheet
  • Developed survey for membership to decide project initiatives
  • 2022 Launch of Apprenticeship Program Finder, a searchable map of active cybersecurity programs

Active Programs:

  • Landscape tracker spreadsheet
Created March 14, 2018, Updated March 27, 2023