Author: Chase Norlin

California Company Launches Cybersecurity Training in Nevada

A California-based company is launching a cybersecurity training program in Nevada. The program, offered by Transmosis, follows the company’s two-year pilot program in Henderson focused on information technology. Local tech experts say Transmosis is a much-needed helping hand in growing local cybersecurity-related talent. “Jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math industries are growing about twice as fast as jobs in non-STEM industries,” said Brian Mitchell, director of the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology. The $31.84 average hourly pay of STEM-related jobs is “significantly higher” than the state’s average hourly wage of $20.58 for all jobs, Mitchell said....

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Switching Careers Doesn’t Have to Be Hard: Charting Jobs That Are Similar to Yours

Justin Cornett’s story had been a 21st-century economic nightmare. He worked for 13 years on drilling rigs at a crude oil company near his home in Dorton, Ky. Then it halted production, and he was laid off. At 33, with two children and a mortgage, he couldn’t find a stable new job of the kind he had trained for, because all the oil and coal mining companies in the area were shutting down. Then things changed. He found a 16-week retraining program where he learned to program the computer numerical control, or CNC, machines used in advanced manufacturing. He...

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The Key to Jobs in the Future is not College but Compassion

The future is emotional. Human jobs in the future will be the ones that require emotional labour: currently undervalued and underpaid but invaluable. Early last year, the World Economic Forum issued a paper warning that technological change is on the verge of upending the global economy. To fill the sophisticated jobs of tomorrow, the authors argued, the ‘reskilling and upskilling of today’s workers will be critical’. Around the same time, the then president Barack Obama announced a ‘computer science for all’ programme for elementary and high schools in the United States. ‘[W]e have to make sure all our kids...

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A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree

ROCKET CENTER, W.Va. — A few years ago, Sean Bridges lived with his mother, Linda, in Wiley Ford, W.Va. Their only income was her monthly Social Security disability check. He applied for work at Walmart and Burger King, but they were not hiring. Yet while Mr. Bridges had no work history, he had certain skills. He had built and sold some stripped-down personal computers, and he had studied information technology at a community college. When Mr. Bridges heard IBM was hiring at a nearby operations center in 2013, he applied and demonstrated those skills. Now Mr. Bridges, 25, is...

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Transmosis in Forbes: Trump Wants 5 Million Apprenticeships: Here’s How Hard It Is To Create Just A Few

What will it take to create the five million apprenticeships in the next five years that President Trump is proposing? Support for the apprenticeship concept is high across the political spectrum, left and right. What have we learned in recent years, though, about the challenges in creating apprenticeships in practice? A cybersecurity apprenticeship project I’ve followed over the past year in the San Francisco Bay Area offers some answers. This project started with many advantages, including a sophisticated sector-based workforce intermediary, and initial commitments of support from employers. Still, it has struggled to get employers to formally adopt the...

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14 In-demand Tech Jobs Employers Are Struggling To Fill

Want to be practically guaranteed a job in today’s competitive market? Consider pursuing one of these careers where the demand for employees is outweighing the supply. 1. IT Architect Description: IT architects design full IT systems for corporations–they’re the brains behind information technology infrastructure. They’re more involved with design, analytics, and solution stages than the manual building. Current open jobs on Glassdoor: 10,487 National Average Salary: $116,920 2. Security Engineer Description: Technology is uniquely vulnerable to breaches of information. Security engineers are on the front lines of protecting technical systems and keeping data safe. Current open jobs on Glassdoor:...

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How Should the U.S. Build a Cyber Workforce of the Future?

The education division of the government’s cybersecurity standards agency is days away from releasing a request for public input about how best to train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, an official said Monday. The information request follows an executive order President Donald Trump released in May that required a report within four months with recommendations for how to grow and sustain the nation’s cybersecurity workforce in the public and private sectors. The report is one of more than a dozen required by the executive order, which also directs federal agencies to adopt cybersecurity best practices outlined by the...

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Calling All Techies

Transmosis is now taking applications for its free tech training. A free cybersecurity training ending with an opportunity to earn more money may sound as legit as a Craigslist post, but not everything has to be too good to be true. This summer, with support from the City of Henderson and the City of Las Vegas, a hands-on cybersecurity instruction for 15 individuals who could benefit from a better job is being offered. Southern Nevada residents who are currently unemployed, working in low-paying positions or needing more job security with a deeper résumé are ideal candidates. The program is...

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A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree

ROCKET CENTER, W.Va. — A few years ago, Sean Bridges lived with his mother, Linda, in Wiley Ford, W.Va. Their only income was her monthly Social Security disability check. He applied for work at Walmart and Burger King, but they were not hiring. Yet while Mr. Bridges had no work history, he had certain skills. He had built and sold some stripped-down personal computers, and he had studied information technology at a community college. When Mr. Bridges heard IBM was hiring at a nearby operations center in 2013, he applied and demonstrated those skills. Now Mr. Bridges, 25, is a...

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10 of the Best Cities for Open Jobs

Looking to make a move this summer? Some of America’s most exciting cities are also hiring like crazy and looking for talented people in industries like manufacturing, retail, education and professional services. Plus, you’ll have access to all the perks of city life: culture, food, mass transit, summer concerts and more. So if you’re looking to change jobs, consider also changing cities. Here are 10 of the best cities for open jobs according to the Glassdoor Local Pay Reports, as of May 2017. Revamp your resume and pack your suitcase! 1. Atlanta, GA Job Openings: 102,463 Median Pay: $52,524 Popular Companies Hiring: Georgia...

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