Maryland Cyber Skills Alliance to bring advanced cybersecurity talent development model to region
Transmosis, a nationally recognized leader in cybersecurity workforce development, today announced it has been named a recipient of EARN Maryland funding from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. EARN Maryland is a highly successful competitive workforce development grant program that helps businesses cultivate the skilled workforce they need to compete while preparing Marylanders for meaningful careers. Through EARN Maryland, the Maryland Cyber Skills Alliance (“MCSA”) will provide qualified Maryland residents with full scholarships that fast track them into high paying cybersecurity careers. The intensive cybersecurity training and certification program will launch March 4 with 20 applicants being offered full scholarships, each worth approximately $10,000.
The Maryland Cyber Skills Alliance is seeking to address Maryland’s shortage of skilled cyber security workers by providing training that leads to industry recognized certifications and maps directly to IT job roles. Led by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the global leader in vendor neutral skills certifications for technology professionals, and Transmosis, Inc., a nationally recognized STEM Workforce Intermediary, the MCSA will provide essential training for both incumbent workers and hard-to-reach unemployed and underemployed populations in Maryland.
CompTIA’s vendor-neutral certifications in cybersecurity and other skills are employer-driven, reflecting the qualifications and skills in demand in today’s workplace. Job role qualifications are the cornerstone of every CompTIA certification. The CompTIA best-in-class instructors will assess and accommodate diverse learners and customize training modalities as needed. This high-quality, accelerated IT learning curriculum and training path has proven outcomes. Upon completing the two-month training and certification program, Transmosis will offer graduates employer placement support or opportunities.
Employer demand for cybersecurity professionals across Maryland is accelerating, according to data from CyberSeek™, the leading source of actionable data on supply and demand in the nation’s cybersecurity job market. Maryland employers in the private and public sectors posted an estimated 15,128 job openings for cybersecurity workers between September 2017 and August 2018. That’s up from the estimated 14,353 cyber job postings for the comparable period one year ago.
“Maryland is the second in the nation for emerging technologies and innovation,” said Acting Labor Secretary James E. Rzepkowski. “Despite our already high share of STEM professionals, Maryland is continually working to ensure a pipeline of talent that can meet our existing and future hiring needs within the technology sectors. Industry-led partnerships like that with Transmosis and CompTIA will help us achieve that by putting Maryland residents on a pathway to high-paying, successful careers in cybersecurity.”
Supporting grant partners include Point3 Security, Cybrary, TrainACE, the Federal Business Council, and the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland.
To apply please visit: http://pr.mytransmosis.com.
Transmosis is a nationally recognized STEM 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.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the more than 50 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit www.comptia.org to learn more.
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