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Bridge The Gap
Recruit, train and retain the top cybersecurity talent.

Finding qualified talent is an ongoing challenge for cybersecurity companies. As demand grows and the skill gap widens, employers are struggling to fill positions in one of the nation's top industries. To combat this challenge, UCCS developed the Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (C-CAP). C-CAP addresses this skills gap with industry aligned coursework, skills-based boot camps and experiential learning methods. C-CAP partners with employers to ensure the apprentices are trained and prepared to fulfill the middle and high-skilled jobs for your organization. Find out how C-CAP can address your employment needs. 

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Program Details

To meet the needs of employer partners, the coursework is mapped to the skills outlined in National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework, NIST Special Publication 800-181. In order to be relevant to industry needs, the courses are aligned with specific industry recognized certifications. This will allow students to be exposed not only to cybersecurity knowledge base but get trained in skills captured in industry certifications as well. Upon completion of each course, apprentices will participate in a bootcamp to gain in-depth training on certification. The educational course and bootcamp sequence bridge the gap between basic and mid-level cybersecurity skills.

Apprenticeship Benefits

  1. Work-Based Learning

    Test-drive new employees before officially hiring them. The apprentices will be developed within your company, allowing you to train them according your needs.

  2. Improved Employee Retention

    Apprentices will be given the educational training and guidance to ensure they are prepared for careers in cybersecurity. Apprentices will have access the Career Coaching Program, which connects them to a mentor in the cybersecurity industry to engage in a variety of activities including personal reflection exercises, seminars, etiquette dinners, networking and professional development workshops. Upon completion, apprentices will leave confident and prepared for a full career in cybersecurity.

  3. Industry-Recognized Credentials

    In order to be relevant to industry needs, the courses are aligned with specific industry recognized certifications. This will allow students to be exposed not only to cybersecurity knowledge base but get trained in skills captured in industry certifications as well. Upon completion of each course, apprentices will participate in a bootcamp to gain in-depth training on certification.

  4. 100% Online

    The program is offered completely online, allowing apprentices to work for your organization - no matter where you are located. Apprentices will be taught by our nationally and internationally recognized instructors in cybersecurity management.

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