The Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint, a national campaign to promote Registered Apprenticeships to develop the cybersecurity workforce, ended this week during National Apprenticeship Week. Over the past few months, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce, partnered with the U.S Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship on recruiting employers, industry associations, labor unions, educational providers, community-based organizations, and others to establish Registered Apprenticeship programs or to join existing programs to ensure the nation’s economic sectors have greater numbers of qualified cybersecurity workers.
The formal end to the Sprint was celebrated on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, with an event held at the White House that featured remarks from senior White House and agency officials, a panel, apprentice spotlight, and a signing ceremony of representatives from new programs involving several employers and educational organizations. At the event, key achievements of the Sprint were also announced:
Read more about the accomplishments of the Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint in the White House’s fact sheet.