November 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm


Accessed Online - Registration


Global network security, World map. Vector illustration


There is a need to protect data in all industries. It is cybersecurity experts who safeguard your account at the bank and your health records at the hospital. It is strong cybersecurity protocols that ensure sensitive school and staff data is secured during remote learning and that your credit/debit card data can be safely used for an online purchase. And yet, according to Cyberseek, there are more than 500,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the United States. (Source:

Registered apprenticeship for youth is a viable employment solution to address this existing workforce gap. During this webinar, participants will understand why cybersecurity is critical for every industry and explore the depths of a career in cybersecurity. Speakers will explore how to fund a registered apprenticeship program, discuss the return of investment on a registered apprenticeship in cybersecurity, and share unique ways to engage employers. Attendees will also learn about CYAI program efforts and opportunities for partnership.


• Laura Baker – Co-Founder and Executive Director, CyberWyoming and President, CyberWyoming Alliance

• Steve Hendrickson – Managing Principal, CMIT Solutions of Wyoming Center

• Ben Kushner – Workforce Development Consultant, Cybersecurity Youth Apprenticeship Initiative (CYAI)

• Marian Merritt – Deputy Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce

• Donna Woods – Instructor, CTE Cyber Academic Pathway, Canyon Springs High School / MVUSD and CyberPatriot Teams Advisor/Coach