United Training, an IT training and professional development company, has partnered with CompTIA as part of its Apprenticeships for Tech program. This joint effort will place aspiring cybersecurity professionals with top employers.
United Training is the latest company to join CompTIA Apprenticeships for Tech, a national initiative to help employers fill current and long-term IT staffing needs through an “earn and learn” apprenticeship program, and to do so in a way that opens employment opportunities for veterans, women and underserved communities.
“We’ve trained thousands of IT professionals and we continue to hear about the ongoing skills gap that organizations face,” said Jamie Fiely, president of United Training & Academy. “Working hand in hand with CompTIA to address those needs, while also supporting DEI&B initiatives, is exactly what we’re all about. We’re ready to help employers recruit talent from new diverse populations and prepare them for success in these high demand security roles.”
United Training is functioning as an intermediary serving both employers and apprentices under a U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) standards-based Registered Apprenticeship. Services provided to the employer include screening potential candidates, administration and reporting and the building and delivery of a thorough training plan. United Training will also assume responsibility of the apprentice’s success while assisting with any HR issues that may arise.
“Apprenticeships are a proven method for building the technical and durable skills that employers are looking for and to do so in a way that brings a broader diversity of people into the workforce,” said Amy Kardel, senior vice president for workforce relationships at CompTIA. “It’s a winning strategy for any organization that’s looking to grow and diversify its tech team. United Training is a valued partner with a team experienced at successfully transitioning people into careers in technology. We are pleased to welcome them to our apprenticeship program.”
CompTIA Apprenticeships for Tech, a collaborative effort between the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and CompTIA, is a USDOL standards-based Registered Apprenticeship program. The USDOL selected AIR and CompTIA to serve as a national Industry Intermediary for expansion of apprenticeship in tech occupations.
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