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CHIPS Articles: Second Chance to Apply to the Cyber Reskilling Academy

Second Chance to Apply to the Cyber Reskilling Academy
Cohort 2 open to all federal employees
By CHIPS Magazine - April 29, 2019
The Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy offers federal employees the opportunity for hands-on training in cybersecurity, one of the fastest growing fields in the country. This reskilling effort is part of the Administration’s commitment to developing a federal workforce of the 21st century, as outlined in the President’s Management Agenda and the Government Reform Plan, according to CIO.gov.

Cybersecurity professionals are among the most sought-after workers in the United States – across government agencies, industry, and big tech firms – the competition for qualified candidates is fierce. However, there is a critical nationwide shortage of trained applicants needed to maintain America’s technical superiority, prosperity and national security.

The application period opened April 22 and closes May 15, 2019 at 5 pm. Applicants will be required to complete two online assessments no later than May 22, 2019. Selected participants will be notified beginning June 10, 2019.

Training, which runs July 8 through September 20, 2019, includes eight weeks of in-classroom training over three months. All Federal Executive Branch employees may apply for Cohort 2, not just those currently employed in information technology/cybersecurity positions.

Visit the Cohort 2 page for more information and to apply: https://www.cio.gov/federalreskilling-cohort-2/

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