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RRCC Announces Cybersecurity Registered Apprenticeship Program


Red Rocks Community College (RRCC), in collaboration with Northrop Grumman, recently registered a cybersecurity apprenticeship with the United States Department of Labor as part of the national apprenticeship system, becoming the first government-recognized cybersecurity apprenticeship program in Colorado. Registered Apprenticeships are a proven workforce development strategy that offer hands-on learning opportunities to apprentices and an expanded talent pool to employers. The cybersecurity apprenticeship combines technical instruction with on-the-job learning in the unique “earn and learn” environment. Students will complete the apprenticeship program with college credit leading to several certificates and an associate’s degree, as well as nationally recognized credentials.

“Red Rocks has been extremely fortunate to have such a strong partner like Northrop Grumman to embark in the journey of building the registered apprenticeship in cybersecurity,” said Melissa English, RRCC Experiential Learning Coordinator. “Northrop Grumman is truly committed to growing a talented workforce and working with Red Rocks to recruit and retain apprentice’s to meet the ever-changing needs of the cybersecurity workforce.”

“The partnership with Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) will provide students with the critical skills needed in today’s cybersecurity workforce,” said Bonnie Zuckerman, manager of organizational development at Northrop Grumman. “Through our work with RRCC, we have been able to connect with students early in the learning process, and demonstrate how internships and apprenticeships can lead to technical careers. This partnership provides a win-win for both RRCC and Northrop Grumman,” said Zuckerman.

“Red Rocks has been extremely fortunate to have such a strong partner like Northrop Grumman to embark in the journey of building the registered apprenticeship in cybersecurity.”
Melissa English, RRCC

RRCC also received a $75,000 grant through the Colorado First & Existing Industry Customized Job Training Program, administered by the Colorado Community College System and the Office of Economic Development & International Trade to support the expansion of the cybersecurity apprenticeship program.

For more information: For more information about the Red Rocks Community College cybersecurity registered apprenticeship program email melissa.english@rrcc.edu. If you are an employer interested in learning more about the cybersecurity registered apprenticeship program, please attend an Information Session on Thursday, December 5 from 3:30pm-5pm in the Torreys Peak Room at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood. Email Melissa English at melissa.english@rrcc.edu

 with questions or to RSVP.

For more information about Red Rocks Community College www.rrcc.edu.

 

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