Apprenti: Solving the Digital Skills Gap Through Registered Apprenticeship.
Learn more about Apprenti, a national nonprofit that delivers registered apprenticeship programs to bridge the tech talent and diversity gaps. Apprenti’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Jennifer Carlson will give an overview of how Apprenti helps employers meet evolving workforce needs and trains future tech workers with an emphasis on underrepresented groups including women, people of color, Veterans, and people with disabilities.
Jennifer Carlson is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Apprenti, the workforce development arm of the WTIA, focused on addressing the tech industry’s workforce and diversity needs through building a nationally registered technology apprenticeship program. Additionally, she serves on the Tech Councils of North America (TECNA) workforce board and as an Adjunct Professor in Graduate Studies at Seattle University.
Apprenti is a 501(c)3 non-profit, delivers registered apprenticeship programs to bridge the tech talent and diversity gaps. By adapting the time-tested model of apprenticeship, Apprenti helps employers meet evolving workforce needs and trains future tech workers with an emphasis on underrepresented groups including women, people of color, Veterans, and people with disabilities. Apprenti’s programs are industry recognized and federally approved for employers with tech talent needs across the United States.
SecureTheVillage hosts the Cybersecurity Workforce Working Group.
Members come from private sector cybersecurity organizations, MSPs, training organizations, education, the nonprofit community, and government.
The working group meets virtually, usually on the 2nd-Tuesday of each month, from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Pacific Time.
Typical Monthly Meeting Agenda
- Check-In: Who’s Here? How Are You Doing?
- Events and Happenings
- Topic of the Month: Presentation and Discussion
- Collaborative Opportunities: How do we help each other?
- What Else?
Working Group Objectives
- Bring together people and organizations across multiple sectors with a professional interest in a fully-staffed diverse cybersecurity workforce
- Connect those with programs, those with employment opportunities, and those in the communities
- Explore the range of solutions afforded by participants: what works; what doesn’t work; what scales; what doesn’t
- Provide working group members the opportunity to share their successes / failures and learn from others
- Build relationships for ongoing work to leverage each other’s efforts
- Be a force multiplier to leverage our individual efforts … Make 1 + 1 = 1000.
Areas of Exploration
- How we get workforce candidates
- Training needs and opportunities
- Opportunities for entry-level workers, including internships, apprentice programs, and others
- Career management
Who Should Attend
The meeting is for those with a professional interest in the cybersecurity workforce challenge. Please email info@SecureTheVillage.org for more information and to be included on the meeting list.