Speed of innovation, increasing regulations, and the pace of digitalization all remain as top risks facing organizations. But what is the latest and greatest emerging risk to enter the board room that is here to stay? Staff shortages. That’s right – you read this correctly. The top emerging risk facing organizations isn’t responding to cybersecurity threats, or addressing GDPR – it’s the talent gap.
Build vs. Buy: Solving the Cyber Talent Shortage, Today Cybersecurity Ventures says the worldwide deficit of qualified cybersecurity professionals will reach 3.5 million by 2021. Yet, CSO’s Top 5 cybersecurity facts, figures and statistics for 2018 paint a more dire picture: Since every IT position is responsible for protecting and defending data, apps, devices, infrastructure, and people – every IT [...]
How Apprenticeships Help the IT Industry Attract and Retain Female Talent For a growing number of women, the tech industry is losing its charm – even though it is one of the highest paying growth industries in America. More than half the US workforce is women, but only 20% of tech jobs are held by women. And, that number continues [...]
Coverage of Trump’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion The Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion submitted their final report to the President on May 10, 2018. The task force was initiated in response to President Trump’s June 15, 2017 Executive Order, Expanding Apprenticeships in America, “to identify strategies and proposals to promote apprenticeships, especially in sectors where apprenticeship programs are [...]
In a recent article published in AdvancedManufacturing.org, Kim Nichols, Franklin Apprenticeships Founder and CEO, explains why Gen Z is a “match made by mother nature” for Advanced Manufacturers and apprenticeships. Apprenticeship programs are becoming increasingly attractive to manufacturers, worldwide. Yet, despite testimony from progressive US manufacturers who leverage apprenticeships to develop, grow, and retain workers in an effort to solve [...]
This US industry is prime for a cybersecurity apprenticeship movement! Cybersecurity, one of the fastest growing job skills of the new economy, is also one that holds the fastest growing skills gap. For the financial services and insurance industry –the largest spenders and consumers of cybersecurity technology next to government – the cybersecurity talent shortage threat is significant. The latest [...]