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Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program


Over 500,000 open cybersecurity-related positions make cybersecurity one of the fastest-growing industry sectors. Purdue University created the Cyber Apprenticeship Program to fill these open positions in partnership with the Department of Labor to connect industry partners with motivated individuals through cyber-apprenticeship programs. These programs all provide earn and learn opportunities for participants with compensated experiential, effort-based employment and an industry-recognized educational component.

Benefits for Employers

  • Customize your program to your need
  • Upskill current employees or hire new
  • Incentives available

Benefits for Individuals

  • Earn while you learn
  • Connect directly with employers
  • Upskill into a new position


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“The need for skilled cybersecurity professionals has never been as critical as it is today! As our economy starts to recover, we need to be able to protect our cyber assets from the numerous threats that exist today and in the foreseeable future. P-CAP is designed to assist companies in dealing with their cybersecurity workforce needs, as well as increasing the nation’s skilled cybersecurity talent pool.”

— Dr. Marcus Rogers, CISSP, DFCP-F, Fellow CERIAS, Fellow AAFS
Former Executive Director of Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program
Professor & Assistant Dean for CSEC Initiatives

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