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Cybersecurity Analyst Registered Apprenticeship:
Frequently Asked Questions
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Currently, no. This apprenticeship program is designed for candidates eligible to work in the United States. It is also currently just for candidates living in the St. Louis region.
The on-the-job learning portion of the apprenticeship program will take place at the company the candidate gets accepted with. The companies apart of this program will be in the St. Louis region. The online portion of the education track could be completed anywhere.
The U.S Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship, works in conjunction with State Apprenticeship Agencies to administer the program nationally. These agencies are responsible for registering apprenticeship programs that meet federal and state standards; protecting the safety and welfare of apprentices; issuing nationally recognized and portable Certificates of Completion of Apprenticeship to apprentices; promoting the development of new programs through marketing and technical assistance; assuring that all programs provide high quality training; and assuring that all programs produce skilled and competent workers. In addition, a wide variety of stakeholders exist, including state organizations, industry associations, educational organizations (both secondary and post-secondary), workforce development organizations, economic development organizations, community-based organizations, and others. These stakeholders have a substantial interest in its success of Registered Apprenticeship.
First and foremost, Apprenticeship sponsors develop highly skilled employees. Once established, Apprenticeship programs also reduce turnover rates, increase productivity, lower the cost of recruitment, and increase safety in the workplace/job site (from a report from Washington State Workforce Board 2008 Evaluation of Apprenticeship).
After completion of an apprenticeship program, the apprentice earns a nationally recognized credential from the Department of Labor that is portable and stackable. Additionally, an apprentice, along with earning a paycheck throughout the apprenticeship, is also elevated to journeyworker status that leads to increased pay and upward career opportunities. The Cybersecurity Analyst Apprenticeship Program also pays for candidates to earn their industry recognized CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Network+ certifications.
Today, most Registered Apprenticeship opportunities include on-the-job training, and classroom instruction provided by apprenticeship training centers, technical schools, community colleges, and even distance learning. Often Registered Apprenticeship sponsors work directly with community colleges that ultimately provide college credit for apprentice.
No. Registered Apprenticeship is used widely across all industries and includes union and non-union programs. Registered apprenticeship sponsors include unions, but also employers, community colleges and universities, workforce investment boards, industry associations, and the military.
Registered Apprenticeship training is distinguished from other types of workplace training by several factors: (1) participants who are newly hired (or already employed) earn wages from employers during training; (2) programs must meet national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor (or federally-recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies; (3) programs provide on-the-job learning and job-related technical instruction; (4) on-the-job learning is conducted in the work setting under the direction of one or more of the employer’s personnel; and 5) training results in an industry-recognized credential.
Registered Apprenticeships are innovative work-based learning and post-secondary earn-and- learn models that meet national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor (or federally recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies).
Yes, however you would still need to start the application process by showing up at SLATE. Hand them a copy of your WorkKeys Assessment test scores you completed at another unemployment agency, workforce investment board, or education establishment. The WorkKeys Assessment must have been taken within the last 6 months.
Company benefits would vary on each employer. This would be a great question to ask the company during your interview.
A Cybersecurity Analyst monitors computer networks to ensure safeguards are in place to protect sensitive information and proprietary data from cyber criminals.
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