WIS ED helps increase the cybersecurity workforce by providing high quality cybersecurity courses

BALTIMORE, Md., July 7, 2022, (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WIS ED LLC (WIS ED) has partnered with Tech Quest Apprenticeship, a national initiative led by Clark University’s School of Professional Studies, to provide technologies (IT) and Cyber ​​- pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships related to unemployed, underemployed and tenured workers until 2023.

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Statement from Dr. Duane Wilson, CEO, WIS ED LLC:

“The main objective of WIS ED is to address the considerable shortage of professionals equipped to respond to cyber threats. WIS ED is thrilled to partner with Clark University on its Tech Quest learning program to help move the nation closer to a workforce that can handle cybersecurity threats wherever they arise. occur.

Statement from Dug Jones, Program Director, Tech Quest Apprenticeship:

“Apprenticeships are the perfect vehicle and WIS ED is the perfect partner to maximize this opportunity to help develop young people for careers in IT and cybersecurity.”


Tech Quest Apprenticeship and WIS ED LLC have partnered to maximize the impact of their Office of Apprenticeship grants within the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

According to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE):

  • There is an estimated global shortage of 3.12 million cyber professionals.
  • 50% of hiring managers surveyed say candidates don’t have the qualifications to do cyber jobs.
  • In April 2021, in the United States, there were a total of 464,420 cybersecurity job openings and a total of 956,341 cybersecurity employees.

It is because of this need that WIS ED was created: to fill the gaps in digital skills, e-learning and education at all levels of education. A pipeline of apprentices is a key part of the strategy to build this workforce, hence the partnership with Clark University’s Tech Quest. Tech Quest helps people 17 and older who are unemployed, underemployed, or tenured workers in need of new skills.

Together, WIS ED and Tech Quest are providing assistance in the development and expansion of the pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship program for the following occupation: Cybersecurity Analyst. To expand their reach, WIS ED will also add job titles for information technology and software engineering to their learning curriculum. Tech Quest grant funding is focused on eight states: California, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Texas. WIS ED’s reach in Maryland and other states supports Tech Quest’s efforts and helps create employment opportunities for workers who reside in these communities.


WIS ED LLC, established in 2020, is a for-profit organization located in Anne Arundel County, MD. WIS ED is an e-learning and education company that focuses on providing advanced technical content in several areas including: Blockchain Technology, Cloud Computing, Cyber ​​Security, Computing and Data Science. Through our education services, we have developed cyber-focused programs for high school students (especially 11th and 12th graders), programs for post-secondary and graduate schools, and colleges. other courses for educational organizations.

Through our training services, we provide e-learning or simulation training for educators, employees, or trainers in many industries, including the federal, commercial, and academic sectors. The training we offer comes in the form of summer camps (for at-risk youth), certification training programs (for employees and those in transition) and information sessions (for the general public) . We’ve trained over 200 people since 2020. Our Maryland state-approved pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship program is another opportunity to help people looking for careers in cybersecurity. More information: https://www.wiseducation.org/


Tech Quest Apprenticeship, funded by a $12 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment, and Training, provides business technology training nationwide to the unemployed and underemployed, as well as to those looking to master relevant technology skills in a changing workplace. Clark University is working with the Public Consulting Group (PCG) and a national consortium of workforce development councils to deliver 4,000 pre-learning and 1,000 information technology (IT) and business-related learnings. thousands of people in eight states through 2023. More information: https://www.clarku.edu/schools/sps/programs/workforce-grants/


Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university that prepares its students to meet tomorrow’s toughest challenges and seize its greatest opportunities. Through 33 undergraduate majors, more than 30 graduate programs, and nationally recognized community partnerships, Clark fuses rigorous scholarship with authentic world and workplace experiences that empower our community to learning to pursue lives and careers of meaning and consequence. Clark’s academic departments and institutes develop solutions to complex global issues across disciplines, and the University addresses adolescent and young adult behavioral health through the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise . More information: https://www.clarku.edu/schools/sps/

LEARN MORE ABOUT WIS ED LLC AT: https://www.wiseducation.org/


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