Opening Up a Pathway for True Entry Level Talent
The Midwest Cyber Center (MC²) kicked off their first Cybersecurity Pre-Apprenticeship Program late January at T-REX. The State of Missouri funded two cohorts of 10 students to go through MC²’s 8 week, in-person program. The pre-apprenticeship program is intended to provide another educational path for career seekers to enter the cybersecurity field. This 8 week, in-class, instructor taught course helps candidates learn workplace readiness skills, IT Fundamentals, and the NIST Framework. In addition to better employment readiness, candidates earn their CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification through the course. At the completion of the program, they will graduate into MC²’s Registered Apprenticeship Program eligible for placement at a company.