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Our September Cybersecurity Workforce Working Group meeting includes a special discussion of the US Department of Labor’s 120-day Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint. If you’re involved in helping the nation meet its cybersecurity workforce challenges, you’ll want to join us at this special meeting.

Discover how your organization can participate in the US Department of Labor-sponsored 120-day cybersecurity apprenticeship sprint, a new program designed to increase awareness of Registered Apprenticeship programs and partnerships designed to help address the talent shortage in the cybersecurity workforce.


Kimberly Hauge, U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship, https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankkc/

Marian Merritt, U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NIST), https://www.linkedin.com/in/marianmerritt/

Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint website https://www.apprenticeship.gov/cybersecurity-apprenticeship-sprint


Cybersecurity Workforce Working Group: Meeting the Workforce Development Challenge — Matching Skills and Jobs.

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, normally 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.

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Organization: SecureTheVillage

Type: Working Group

Date: September 20th

Time: 10:00 AM PDT

Focus Area: Cyber Education & Workforce Development

Intended for: Cybersecurity Educators

CPE: None

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