New Data Show Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals Accelerating

Employer demand for cybersecurity professionals across the United States continues to accelerate, according to new data published today on CyberSeek™, a free online resource from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Burning Glass and CompTIA. Read the story at

Zurich adds cybersecurity to apprenticeship programs

From Property Casualty 360: Zurich North America has added cybersecurity to its 2018 roster of professional apprenticeship programs as demand has grown. Launched on Aug. 8, the premiere class of four cybersecurity apprentices began the two-year program with the goal of becoming full performance-level cybersecurity professionals. Like its other apprenticeships, Zurich’s cyber apprenticeship is a […]

How Associations Are Embracing Apprenticeships

from Associations Now: According to a recent survey by the American Staffing Association, 68 percent of respondents said they believed that learning a skill through apprenticeship was better for finding a job that would last the long haul. At the same time, 69 percent of respondents felt that the value of a college degree was […]

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty- NPR

“All through my life it was, ‘if you don’t go to college you’re going to end up on the streets,’ ” Garret Morgan says. “Everybody’s so gung-ho about going to college.” So he tried it for a while. Then he quit and started training as an ironworker, which is what he is doing on a […]

Are apprenticeships the new on-ramp to good jobs?

The program had to be a scam. Why would anyone, she wondered, pay her to go to college? Even after Sarat Atobajeun found information about the program on Harper College’s website, she remained skeptical. A job with a $30,000 salary, plus college tuition and even complimentary textbooks? She called the community college to verify. Read […]

Harper College to Offer Banking and Finance Registered Apprenticeships

Banks have been experiencing great difficulty in finding suitable candidates for middle-skills jobs, that require some post-secondary education such as a two-year associate’s degree but not a four-year college degree. Illinois community colleges are starting to assist with expanding both traditional and non-traditional apprenticeship programs. Read the article here.