This week the U.S. Department of Labor is celebrating the eighth annual National Apprenticeship Week, an effort that highlights the different avenues companies take to acquire talent.
McDonald’s is set to launch its first registered cybersecurity apprenticeship program in the U.S., part of the government’s 120-day Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint. The restaurant chain’s program aims to bring talent from Chicago City Colleges to its headquarters.
Alongside McDonald’s, other major private sector companies are supporting apprenticeship models. IBM’s program, launched in 2017, has now expanded to include 30 registered apprenticeship roles, including data science, design and cybersecurity. Cisco Systems is also a registered apprenticeship sponsor.
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs designed and established the first civilian federal cybersecurity apprenticeship program which is set to begin in February 2023 with a cohort of 8-10 apprentices.