To produce the first cybersecurity apprenticeship pathway in the U.S. on its mission to expand STEM employment nationwide
For Immediate Release:
Oakland, CA, July 20, 2016 – Transmosis Corp. has 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.
Partners in the grant consortium include the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Cisco, Symantec, Palo Alto Networks, Xilinx, workforce investment boards, and the Division of Apprenticeship Standards. Transmosis will serve as the Workforce Intermediary in building bridges with employers looking to develop a cybersecurity talent pipeline into their organizations. Transmosis will bridge public and private sectors by developing relationships with technology employers, job seekers, and educational partners to define pathways into cybersecurity employment.
The Transmosis model decreases company recruiting expenditures, including the rising cost per hire and rehire costs. According to a recent Cisco report there are over 1 million cybersecurity jobs currently unfilled and projected to rise to 6 million by 2019. The purpose of the CAI Grant is to close skill gaps and help prepare those looking to make a career change or those seeking a job in this high growth industry.
In Fiscal Year 2015, more than 197,500 individuals nationwide entered the apprenticeship system in the United States, but none of those in the ICT sector, according to the United States Department of Labor. Pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeships are successful. In Germany, more than half of graduates participated in an apprenticeship in 2014. Worldwide apprenticeships involve 55 to 70 percent of the young adult population in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, creating low youth unemployment rates.
“We applaud the Chancellor’s office and Division of Workforce and Economic Development for pioneering this initiative”, said Chase Norlin, CEO of Transmosis. “Connecting industry with job seekers through apprenticeships and on-the-job training is the essence of public private collaboration that we need to see more of in this country.”
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 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.