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Cybersecurity is a rewarding, high-demand industry in desperate need of passionate, capable workers. Cybersecurity specialists protect our right to privacy, help corporations stay competitive, and guard our national security. Cybersecurity professionals earn high salaries, enjoy recession-proof job security and have plentiful job options due to a lack of qualified cybersecurity talent to meet the ever-increasing demand.

A little-known secret is that you don’t need a college degree to start a well-paid career as a cybersecurity professional.

Instead, you can complete Franklin’s free Cybersecurity Pre-Apprenticeship program to find out your interest and aptitude for this career. With this program, you’ll gain foundational knowledge and industry-recognized certifications, with the support of a Franklin Success Coach, to help you determine if cybersecurity is the career for you.

Employers love the fact that successful cybersecurity pre-apprentices have already completed 55 hours of guided learning, earned  a certification, demonstrated their determination to succeed, and represent a much more diverse pool of talent than traditional employment sources.

After you complete the Cybersecurity Pre-Apprenticeship, you’ll have the opportunity to be connected with Franklin employers seeking Cybersecurity Apprentices, and you’ll also stand out to other employers in need of these critical skills.

The benefits of this free program include:

  • Gaining general, foundational cybersecurity knowledge and skills with 55 hours of free, guided, online technical training in cybersecurity
  • Earning IBM’s Cybersecurity Fundamentals certification which is recognized in the industry
  • Free support from a Franklin Success Coach
  • Free soft skills training, including resume and interview preparation
  • When complete, you’ll be qualified to earn as you learn and matched with opportunities for full apprenticeships

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Employers, you can hire a cybersecurity apprentice who is capable and ready to work from their first day, and fully trained in just one year. Our team of apprenticeship experts will help you every step of the way. Get in touch today to find out more.

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Cybersecurity Stats

  • unfilled cybersecurity positions across the world*


  • Americans are affected every year by cybersecurity attacks**

    1 in 3

  • expected global spend on cybersecurity in 2021***


*Source International Information System Security Certification Consortium

** Source: Clark School at the University of Maryland

***Source: Cybersecurity Ventures Report

The Cybersecurity Pre-Apprenticeship is currently full.

But, good news! The IBM Z® Pre-Apprenticeship includes elements of cybersecurity and we have multiple open roles across the country. Click here to apply!

If you're a true beginner in IT, Help Desk may be a good entry point. Apply here!