Boeing and CyberUp team up again to train veterans

A little over four years ago a group of community leaders came together and presented an idea on how we can grow the regional workforce. These leaders included organizations like St. Louis Regional Chamber, Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois, and Scott Air Force Base. The base was seeking a solution to their growing skills gap [...]

By |2020-11-11T11:21:20-06:00November 11th, 2020|Latest News|0 Comments

Mickey Price isn’t satisfied with “doing nothing”

By: Mike A. Bryan “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” - George Bernard Shaw Mary K. Price, or Mickey as we know her, is one of our most recent candidates to begin an apprenticeship. She has been at Barry Wehmiller since the [...]

By |2020-08-25T14:09:21-05:00August 25th, 2020|Inspire, Latest News, Placed Apprentices, Updates|0 Comments

Alex Hummel: Overcoming Obstacles

By: Mike A. Bryan Meet our newest apprentice, Alex Hummel! Alex has been placed at ATB Technologies and is very excited for the opportunity to put his cyber skills and knowledge into practice.  Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Alex’s father moved the family to St. Louis for his job, and decided to stay even when offered [...]

Do we have a cybersecurity talent pipeline problem?

Our lack of cybersecurity talent is a national crisis. Simply put, we do not have enough people to fix and protect our networks today or for the foreseeable future. According to the website www.cyberseek.org, there are currently 504,316 total cybersecurity job openings in the United States. This represents a significant increase from the 313,000 openings [...]

By |2020-01-13T11:24:46-06:00January 13th, 2020|Educate|0 Comments

The Apprenticeship Approach

By Amber Lowry For years, employers have complained that there aren’t enough workers with the skills they need. Even with 1.9 million students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2016, and 64,405 of those students earning a degree in computer and information sciences 1, it’s still not enough for companies to keep up with [...]

By |2020-05-07T09:40:56-05:00December 13th, 2019|Inspire, Latest News|0 Comments

What is the current definition of “entry-level?”

What is the current definition of “entry-level?” “Entry-level” is defined as “at the lowest level in an employment hierarchy” or “suitable for a beginner or first-time user; basic.” This definition makes it clear that “entry-level” workers are beginners or first-timers with only a basic understanding of the work, so they start their careers at the [...]

By |2019-11-18T14:45:35-06:00November 18th, 2019|Educate|0 Comments
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