Transmosis to Host Unique Cybersecurity Career Fair at Symantec

Career Fair Hopes to Energize Silicon Valley Cybersecurity Apprentice Talent Sources

OAKLAND, Calif., May 5, 2017 – Transmosis Corp. and Symantec Corp., the world’s leading cyber security company, will host a cybersecurity career fair and discussion on the industry demand. This exclusive event for cybersecurity apprentices will be held on May 11 from 1pm to 3:30pm Pacific Time at Symantec Headquarters in Mountain View. According to an ISC2 Global Information Security Workforce Study, by 2019, the demand for cybersecurity professionals will increase to 6 million globally.

Transmosis and MetroEd have been awarded The California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) Grant by the Community College Chancellor’s Office to define and develop the first cybersecurity apprenticeship program in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector in California.  The initiative will enable employers in a variety of industries to sponsor cybersecurity apprentices that help them build a pipeline of talent into their organizations.  Employers in the program benefit from subsidized training and administrative costs, apprentices trained to their specific needs, and greater employee retention.

“With such a shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals, new training models are needed to build up the pipeline of talent,” explained Jonathan Omansky, senior director, Security Threat and Response at Symantec. Omansky will join a panel of senior Silicon Valley tech talent professionals covering “Facing the Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage”. The event ends with a networking session, and apprentices who graduated from Transmosis’ intensive technical bootcamp will be able to meet with local employers with hopes of future job placement.

Apprenticeships are widespread and successful in Germany. In fact, apprenticeships involve 55 to 70 percent of the young adult population in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. According to Urban Institute, once companies start programs, about 80 percent continue to offer apprenticeships after the initial wave of apprentices complete the programs.

Students currently in Transmosis’ Cybersecurity Bootcamp are eligible to attend the Apprentice Pitch Career Fair. 

“We are excited to hold our first cybersecurity apprentice career pitch. We want to assist those looking for a job in the information security field to present themselves in a fun and effective format that empowers both candidates and employers,” said Andrew Moy, VP of Business Development at Transmosis.

The bootcamp provides participants with the STEM workforce education and skills training that match the needs of employers. The employer-driven information security program is modeled after similar programs in other cities, which graduated and employed more than 1,200 students. The program is built off of Transmosis’ nationally recognized on-the-job (OJT) training model and workforce accelerator developed in Silicon Valley.

This innovative and new apprenticeship career pitch is intended to energize both graduates and the hiring directors at participating Bay Area companies. 

About Transmosis

Transmosis www.transmosis.com is an organization founded by Silicon Valley technology entrepreneurs dedicated to the research and application of technology to strengthen the American workforce. Transmosis is delivering the gaming design academy bootcamp.  Transmosis is a nationally recognized Workforce Intermediary focused on enabling companies to build a pipeline of skilled labor by helping individuals address skill gaps through state and federal training dollars. For more information, visit www.transmosis.com.