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 two-year program where apprentices work as full-time employees at Zurich while attending classes at Harper College. The difference between the apprenticeships, according to Paige Adams, group chief information security officer for Zurich Insurance Group, is that the cyber program “is concentrated within that discipline” to develop those specific skills.

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