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Promote Career Discovery Working Group

Co-Chairs | Project Team | Become a Member | Get Engaged | Meeting Information 


This Working Group will focus on the NICE Strategic Plan goal to Promote the Discovery of Cybersecurity Careers and Multiple Pathways.  The group will conduct an ongoing environmental scan of programs, projects, and initiatives related to this strategic plan’s goals and objectives to assess the scope and sufficiency of efforts.  The group will also identify gaps where more attention and effort is needed.  The group will identify strategies and tactics to implement the corresponding objectives to this goal.  The group will also develop corresponding metrics to measure progress and success. Promote Career Discovery Working Group charter is available here

This group will focus on the following NICE Strategic Plan goal and objectives:

Goal:  Promote the Discovery of Cybersecurity Careers and Multiple Pathways


  • Identify and share effective practices for promoting cybersecurity career awareness and discovery to diverse stakeholders
  • Increase understanding of multiple learning pathways and credentials that lead to careers that are identified in the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework)
  • Develop and utilize proven tools and resources to identify individuals most likely to succeed in a cybersecurity career
  • Provide information and tools about cybersecurity-related career options to those who influence career choices (e.g., teachers and faculty, school counselors, career coaches, career development personnel, mentors, and parents or guardians)
  • Galvanize employers to promote discovery and exploration of cybersecurity career opportunities and work-based learning experiences


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James "Jimmy" Baker
Cybersecurity Evangelist and Author

Keith Davis
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Keith Davis
President & CEO
Koinonia Family Life, Inc

Karl Cureton
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Karl Cureton
Council Exchange Board of Trade (CEBOT)
Executive Director
Minority Cyber Inclusion Council

 NICE Program Office staff liaison: Davina Pruitt-Mentle, NICE Lead for Academic Engagement 

Project Team

Project Teams will execute upon items contained in the Implementation Plan for the NICE Strategic PlanProject Teams are expected to have a 6 month duration. 

Active Project Teams:

Engage, Work, Advance (EWA) Committee on Progress
Project Leads: Lorne Joseph and Caitlin Syrian

Past Project Teams:

Multiple Career Pathways for Cybersecurity Project Team
Project Leads: Jeff Grann and Mark Beaudry

This project team was formed to implement Objective 1.2 to "increase understanding of multiple learning pathways and credentials that lead to careers that are identified in the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework)." View project charter

Project Deliverable: Identifying Multiple Career Pathways to Build a Diverse Cybersecurity Workforce (May 2023)

National Cybersecurity Ambassador Program
Project Leads: Connie Bragg, Tish DeVere, and Karl Cureton

This project team was formed to implement Objective 1.1.4 to "create a Cybersecurity Careers Ambassadors program to promote cybersecurity career awareness, exploration, and development." View project charter.


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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.

nicecareers+subscribe [at] (Send an email to Join )

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Get engaged

nicecareers [at] (Share) your questions, opportunities, and leading practices with the community! If you have ideas or just want to get to know others interested in career discovery, this is the place for you. 

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Meeting information

This group meets the third Wednesday of every month at 3:30pm ET. All meetings are held via Microsoft Teams unless otherwise indicated. 

View 2023 Meeting Schedule




  • NICE Program Office
    (301) 975-5048
    100 Bureau Dr.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Created December 1, 2020, Updated November 24, 2023