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Promote Career Discovery Working Group

Focus: 

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 is a new working group established under the NICE Community Coordinating Council. Working group co-chairs and meeting schedules are provided below.

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

Goal:  Promote the Discovery of Cybersecurity Careers and Multiple Pathways

Objectives:

  • 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

Co-chairs

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James "Jimmy" Baker
Cybersecurity Evangelist and Author

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Monica Gomez
CSR Manager & Partner Development
Cisco Networking Academy,
Cisco Systems, Inc. 

 

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Roland Varriale II
Cybersecurity Analyst
Argonne National Laboratory

 NICE Program Office staff liaison: Davina Pruitt-Mentle, NICE Lead for Academic 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 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 BlueJeans unless otherwise indicated. 

View 2021 Meeting Schedule

Contacts

FOR GENERAL INFORMATION

  • NICE Program Office
    (301) 975-5048
    100 Bureau Dr.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Created December 1, 2020, Updated October 22, 2021