Fact Sheet Launch Your Career with a Degree-Based Cybersecurity Apprenticeship
Rayanne Hawkins, John Marotta, Diana Elliott
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Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs) are producing high-caliber computer science/information technology (IT) students eager to excel in their next job, but firms need help connecting with them. The Urban Institute is partnering with South Carolina State University to build a consortium of South Carolina HBCUs offering apprenticeship as a career pathway into cybersecurity and IT. This fact sheet describes the benefits to students who become apprentices in the degree-based apprenticeship program. Most notably, students work at companies and simultaneously complete their education so that they graduate with both a degree and work experience.

Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Workforce Education
Tags Apprenticeships Beyond high school: education and training Black/African American communities Higher education Job training Labor force Racial inequities in economic mobility Technology and future of learning and training Workforce development
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population Research to Action Lab
States South Carolina