Like the rest of the nation, Wyoming has a shortage of technology professionals, according to cyberseek.org.
In order to address that shortage, CyberWyoming was the first in the region to develop a technology apprenticeship program in 2019. Along with the State Office of Apprenticeship and the Department of Labor, two apprenticeship curricula were developed for the entry level IT specialist and the more advanced cybersecurity technician.
The program is free to any Wyoming employer and provides a nationally recognized training program to encourage mastery of tech job functions.
“Our employer and apprentice surveys have shown a high level of satisfaction with the program,” said Laura Baker of CyberWyoming. “I think, because this is free to employers and apprentices, anyone wanting to build a pipeline of talent should take advantage of it.”
U.S. Department of Labor studies have shown that apprenticeships increase retention and employee satisfaction rates. Apprentices who complete the program are awarded a nationally recognized certificate from the Department of Labor.
Apprenticeships are open now and interested businesses are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.