The Midwest Cyber Center (MC2) exists to connect ambitious people like Kate with life-changing opportunities to learn cybersecurity, enabling them to earn well-paying jobs that last. Our region has tens of thousands of people like Kate who are hungry to learn new skills and get into better paying jobs. We’ve seen that they’re willing to put in the hard work required; they just need the opportunity. We are connecting them with those opportunities through our unique apprenticeship program.
In addition to benefiting people like Kate, these programs are also essential to our businesses, nonprofits, military, and government, and our region as a whole.
“Last year I was working at McDonalds, and I wanted to find something more intellectually stimulating. I’ve been passionate about cybersecurity since getting hacked at age 13, and I’m a very active learner, so the apprenticeship was the perfect opportunity for me. […] I’m doing the apprenticeship as an alternative to college. Without the apprenticeship, I’d probably still be working minimum wage somewhere. […] The experience so far has been amazing. The on-the-job training is great, and I’ve been offered a full time role after my apprenticeship ends.” – Kate Drollinger, Masterclock