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CHIPS Articles: Building a Career Pathways System for Cybersecurity

Building a Career Pathways System for Cybersecurity
Webinar: March 15, 2017 at 2:00pm ET
By National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education - February 24, 2017
There has been considerable progress in the development of academic and transfer pathways for cybersecurity; however, the evolution of cybersecurity as a career within organizations has made it difficult to define a career pathway for cybersecurity.

The CyberSeek Career Pathway portal is one example of the latest effort to identify entry-, mid-, and advanced-level cybersecurity jobs and apply the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework to help individuals identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for career advancement.

Nonetheless, pathways efforts are often frustrated by the lack of an integrated or comprehensive approach for students, educators, job-seekers, and employers. The Pathways System Framework, introduced in this webinar, provides a structure that supports the development and implementation of sustainable career and STEM pathways systems.

Topics covered will include:
* Defining career and life readiness
* Building a career development model
* Creating dynamic pathway programs
* Collaborating meaningfully with employer and community organizations and across education and workforce partners.

-- Will Markow
Manager of Client Strategy and Analytics
Burning Glass Technologies
-- Hans Meeder
Co-Founder and President
National Center for College and Career Transitions (NC3T)

CyberSeek Career Pathway Portal
The Power and Promise of Pathways: How to Prepare All American Students for Career and Life Success
National Center for College and Career Transitions
Transfer Pathway White Paper
DoL Career Pathways Toolkit

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The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. The mission of NICE is to energize and promote a robust network and an ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. NICE fulfills this mission by coordinating with government, academic, and industry partners to build on existing successful programs, facilitate change and innovation, and bring leadership and vision to increase the number of skilled cybersecurity professionals helping to keep our Nation secure.

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