30Aug2021

Cyber Pipeline Learning Series Session 1 (of 3)

Cyber Pipeline Learning Series (Virtual)

Session 1: Offering Work-Based Learning Opportunities Session 2: Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Workers Session 3: Recruiting (and Training) a Diverse Workforce

Working groups at the Solving the Cyber Workforce Shortage Forum identified three major obstacles to filling gaps in the cybersecurity workforce. This learning series offers three sessions – one directed at each of the major obstacles. These sessions feature speakers whose organizations have taken an innovative approach to tackling the issue at hand. Join us for just one (or for all three!) as we hear about the best practices, ongoing challenges and creative solutions to three major obstacles facing industry in attempts to fill cyber workforce shortages. Registration is required. There is no cost to attend.

Session 1: Offering Work-Based Learning Opportunities August 30 at 12 p.m.

How can industry and others offer work-based learning experiences to students? In particular, small businesses feel they do not have the capacity, capability and type of work to provide the experience needed by the customer. They are forced to hire only those with existing experience.

Guest Speakers

Cathy Francois Assistant Director of Career Programming, Career Services University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC)

Chioma Obi Cybersecurity & IT Talent Consultant Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC)

Adrienne Summers Director of Apprenticeships and Workforce Innovation Howard Community College (HCC)


About the Remaining Sessions

Session 2: Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Workers October 8 at 12 p.m.

It seems as though Education and Industry are always in competition for CS and Cyber Experts. To inspire the next generation of workers, students need exposure at a young age to get them interested in the field. How do we ensure that students have sufficient access to teachers, mentors, guest speakers, etc. who can help them understand and aspire to the opportunities available? Information about guest speakers and registration details to come.

Session 3: Recruiting (and Training) a Diverse Workforce November 12 at 12 p.m.

From race, gender, religion and socio-economic status to neuro-diversity, there are many ways to measure diversity in the workforce. To meet the critical threats of the future, we need to dispel the myth of the monolithic cyber expert and actively recruit and encourage individuals from a range of backgrounds and perspectives. What steps must we take now to ensure that we incorporate greater diversity into the workforce? Information about guest speakers and registration details to come.
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09Apr2022

Stars in Service Gala

The FMA Foundation presents… Stars in Service Gala Celebrating those who serve our country and our community Saturday, April 9, 2021 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Live! Casino & Hotel (more…)

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