Wednesday, August 14 • 11:15am - 12:05pm
Innovative Cyber Career Pathways: Internships and Apprenticeships

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The most recent workforce study from ISC2 estimates 2.9 million cyber jobs are currently unfilled. It's a large number and it continues to grow. However, these 2.9 million jobs are widely varied - from operations to forensics to architectures to secure code development. They require different skills, talents and capabilities. Likewise, the means by which we address these jobs is widely varied by training, certifications, formal academic programs, technical degrees and non-technical areas of study among others. As we continue to struggle to meet industry's workforce needs, we must become even more innovative in our approaches to prepare students to fill those jobs. Areas getting increased attention include internships and apprenticeships. This panel will offer some perspective on the foundational preparation methods available to students today, why variety and diversity are important, and provide insight into efforts underway to close the workforce gap using internships and apprenticeships.  How do these frameworks address the varied employment needs of industry? How do these frameworks help increase diversity in our future workforce? How do we prepare students with the right qualifications and skills to meet unknown future industry needs? Join this panel to hear how Northrop Grumman collaborates with programs in Virginia and around the U.S. to add value to Virginia's cyber education and workforce ecosystem.

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Diane Miller

Corporate Director, Northrop Grumman
Diane Miller is Corporate Director of Northrop Grumman Global Cyber Education and Workforce Initiatives, leading global efforts in cyber education, outreach, thought leadership and partnerships critical to preparing and creating a diverse global cyber workforce.  Ms. Miller is active... Read More →
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Martha Laughman

Workforce Channel Development & Veterans Programs, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Martha specializes in creating pathways to cybersecurity, and holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology.  Martha has worked for the Army TAPS program, the US Chamber of Commerce, has served on the Board of Directors for ISSA Colorado Springs, volunteered as... Read More →
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Trung Ngo

Apprenticeship Manager, Northern Virginia Community College
 Trung Ngo currently serves as Apprenticeships Manager at Northern Virginia Community College. In this role, she is responsible for leading all college initiatives for apprenticeships, serving as the primary engagement manager with companies involved in apprenticeship programs and... Read More →
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Dawn Noga

Organizational Development Representative, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Dawn Noga is an Organizational Development Representative at Northrop Grumman Corporation.  In her current role Dawn works in partnership with company leaders and state, federal, and educational partners to establish cyber apprenticeship programs at Northrop Grumman.  Prior to joining... Read More →

Wednesday August 14, 2019 11:15am - 12:05pm EDT