The Cyber Career Connection by NortonLifeLock
Cyber Career Connection addresses four key challenges across the workforce pipeline including:
With Cyber Career Connection, we are not only addressing the global cyber security workforce gap but also helping to change the trajectory of the tech workforce—specifically for women, minorities and veterans. The program is aligned with NortonLifeLock’s goal to excite, engage and educate one million students in STEM education by 2020 by partnering with global nonprofits with an emphasis on computer science and cyber security.
As one of our Cyber Career Connection C3 students shared, "This journey has opened my eyes to the world of cyber security and I am now able take the knowledge I acquired and apply it to real-life situations."
At its core, the Cyber Career Connection curriculum focuses on both technical and soft skills including specialized training in cyber security principles, software and computer programs, methods and tools, as well as business foundations, resume and interview training. Following classroom training, students apply what they have learned in internships and other business settings. Program graduates have opportunities to interview with a network of companies for full time positions and build their long-term careers. To date, many Cyber Career Connection graduates have gone on to full time employment with leading companies such as Salesforce, Microsoft, eBay, Autodesk, TD Ameritrade, Morgan Stanley, Gap, Inc. and more.