Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program

FIU, first four-year research university in the State of Florida to offer Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program

Florida International University has received approximately $2 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to launch the Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (Cyber-CAP).

The Florida Department of Education has approved Florida International University’s Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (Cyber-CAP). The program combines technical skills, industry credentials, and on-the-job training to prepare learners to work in cybersecurity. 

Our program is open to employers who are looking to bring on new hires or re-skill their current workforce, providing them the flexibility to create a pipeline of skilled employees to tackle growing cybersecurity challenges.

Bridgette Cram, Assistant Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and co-Principal Investigator

FIU is partnering with several industry leaders

Partners include Cylance, McAfee, the Beacon Council, and the Society for Human Resources Management Foundation. Companies participating in the program will work with FIU to develop a customized pathway for employers and learners. 

FIU will train 800 Cyber-CAP apprentices over a four-year period in critical cybersecurity competencies. Each apprentice will have 2,000 hours on-the-job training, receive related technical instruction through the College of Engineering & Computing, and receive exam preparation for cyber industry certifications.