Abstract: Despite the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) disruption to the job market, demand for cybersecurity professionals remains high, with 460,000+ online job listings for US cybersecurity-related positions posted from April 2020 through March 2021 (Cybersecurity Heat Map, 2021). A key effort to generate the talent needed to fill the current shortage involves cybersecurity apprenticeships. While apprenticeships can be win-win-win for employers, students, and schools, there are challenges to get to that state. Ensuring students have foundational knowledge makes the process easier for employers and leads to more successful apprenticeship programs. This article considers key employer concerns about apprenticeship and describes how a preparation program can satisfy many of them.
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Recommended Citation: Lancelot, J., Stoker, G., Smith, G., Nichols, C., Clark, U., Vetter, R., Wetherill, W., (2022). Preparation for a Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (PCAP). Cybersecurity Pedagogy and Practice Journal1(1) pp 29-39. http://CPPJ.org/2022-1/ ISSN#: 2832-1006. A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIGCON 2021