Workforce development platform focused on cybersecurity Cibri continues to increase its educational support for professionals. The College Park, Maryland-based company has a new joint partnership that will be launched today with Safal Partners i Cyber Future Foundation (SBB) provide cybersecurity training for WE Department of Labor (USDOL) apprentices.
The program will provide employers with cybersecurity and technology training programs for public and private sector apprentice workers, with plans to add 600 apprenticeships in the first year and 750 annually over the next five years. It builds on an existing contract between Safal and the CFF Labor department to increase the total number of cybersecurity learnings available.
“Cybersecurity can often be overlooked when it comes to education, so this partnership is a step in the right direction to raise awareness and its importance within a major federal agency like the USDOL.” , he said. Valmiki Mukherjee, founder of CFF.
Program participants will be able to access 200 learning modules on cybersecurity, as well as workshops, labs and on-demand training according to the employer’s choice. The learnings are full-time, with the location depending on the participating entrepreneurs and the virtual and face-to-face offers. The overall goal is to provide additional employees with cybersecurity skills, a recent feat Business Strategy Group according to the study, 70% of companies are missing.
“These positions are the backbone of any strong security team and we look forward to seeing how this collaboration helps allow more teams to scale their collective knowledge,” he said. Wesley Samuel III, senior vice president of Cybrary.
The partnership is the latest in Cybrary’s offerings to boost cybersecurity education. Last June he offered seven free cybersecurity and IT training courses for professionals affected by the pandemic, following him with another round in November with misinformation and preparing for cyberattacks. At the time, the company said quarterly to quarterly learning hours had increased by 2.5 times, but enrollment in the courses offered monthly had multiplied by 30.