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CyberUp named by Dept. of Labor as inaugural Apprenticeship Ambassador

CyberUp recognized as initial cohort to lead apprenticeships in the United States

CyberUp, a national nonprofit headquartered in St. Louis, was one selected as an inaugural participant in the Apprenticeship Ambassador program launched by the U.S. Department of Labor. The initiative seeks to create a national network of employers, labor organizations, industry associations, program sponsors, educators, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders to serve as champions for expanding and diversifying Registered Apprenticeships.

Through the program, CyberUp has agreed to promote and expand awareness of the benefits of Registered Apprenticeship, identify and scale innovative practices and partnerships, increase access and support for underrepresented and underserved populations, and communicate the business case for Registered Apprenticeship as a mainstream workforce strategy.

As an Ambassador, CyberUp will gain national recognition for our efforts as a Cybersecurity Analyst Registered Apprenticeship Intermediary. It also will help expand their network and access to other programs and best practices. Most importantly, it will help shape the future of all Registered Apprenticeships across the country.

CyberUp was one of only 207 officials and organizations selected to serve in the initial cohort. The cohort will collaborate with the DOL to commemorate the 85th Anniversary of the National Apprenticeship Act on Aug. 16, 2022. The commemoration will continue through the remainder of the year and include National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 14 through 20.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Department of Labor for the past five years of work and dedication to the concept of apprenticeship. Apprenticeship is not a new concept for the trades but very much so for technology-centered careers. We have seen an uptick in company support for apprenticeships over the past several years and we hope initiatives like this continue to push things forward. CyberUp and our entire team firmly believe apprenticeship is a time-tested and proven way to grow a region and country’s workforce,” stated by Tony Bryan, Executive Director of CyberUp.

To learn more, visit wecyberup.org

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