Addressing the growing demand for cybersecurity jobs in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, Fullstack Academy today launched a cyber training program with Caltech’s Center for Technology and Management Education (Caltech CTME).
Targeting early career and experienced professionals, the Caltech Cybersecurity Bootcamp by Fullstack Academy develops beginners into cybersecurity professionals in as little as 12 weeks, teaching skills that qualify its participants for high-paying, in-demand tech jobs in California and beyond.
According to CyberSeek.org, the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area has over 24,000 cybersecurity positions available, ranking the region third in the U.S. after Washington, D.C. and New York City. The need reflects the scale of critical infrastructure and vital sectors in the region, such as aerospace, biotech, communications, education, healthcare, refining, and trade.
Demand is also evident statewide, as California leads the U.S. with 72,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs, which is nearly 50% more than second-ranked Virginia, with 49,000 openings.
“Bringing our program to the Los Angeles metro area with an esteemed partner in Caltech is especially significant, as learners will have access to some of the world’s brightest educators when developing skills for a new career in a growing industry,” said Nimit Maru, Fullstack Academy co-founder and co-CEO. “These full-time and part-time programs will appeal to Caltech CTME’s industry clients in aerospace, electronics, and energy, and help many organizations hire qualified talent in a short period of time.”
Featuring mostly hands-on classes, the Caltech Cybersecurity Bootcamp will help students learn how to monitor and secure systems, networks and applications to protect organizations from the threat of cybercrime. It will also equip students with skills to deploy offensive and defensive tactics needed to appropriately respond to cyber breaches.
Program graduates can qualify for California cybersecurity jobs, which command an average entry-level salary of $67,000, according to PayScale and ZipRecruiter. Over the years, Fullstack alumni have regularly secured jobs with top-tier companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, and LinkedIn, among others.
“This collaboration provides an opportunity to close the skills gap in the cybersecurity industry while helping individuals quickly transition to a growing profession,” said Dr. Rick Hefner, program director for Caltech’s Center for Technology and Management Education (CTME). “We are excited to couple Fullstack Academy’s impressive capabilities in cybersecurity training with our industry-focused professional education programs in systems engineering and analytics. Our commercial and government clients, as well as our cyber ecosystem collaborators, are excited as this complements Caltech’s existing executive workshops and certificate programs in cybersecurity, secure product development, and supply chain risk management.”