Tonya Campbell, an apprentice with Innovative Systems Group (ISG), discusses ISG’s Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (ISG-CAP) that has been registered and certified by both ApprenticeshipNC and the U.S. Department of Labor. This program is also registered in Mississippi.
Innovative Systems Group (ISG), based in Raleigh, N.C., has offered an effective and ground-breaking registered apprenticeship program in cybersecurity for the past seven years. This program, one of the first in the country, provides apprentices with the knowledge and first-hand experience they need to successfully help businesses protect their assets*.
“ISG has a unique approach to cybersecurity,” Tonya Campbell, an apprentice of the program says, “we use virtual networks to simulate security threats. These simulated threats allow organizations to measure their ability to manage a security attack before it happens.”
Apprentices are supported by a knowledgeable mentor as they navigate the program. This element of the program allows apprentices to form meaningful and lasting connections that can help propel them into their desired field.
“One of the biggest benefits of this program,” Tonya says, “has been meeting wonderful mentors who have inspired me to excel and have given me purpose within the field.”
Tonya considers the apprenticeship model to be one of the most important models for people entering the workforce, because it offers individuals “the opportunity to see first-hand what the job will entail” and also provides “valuable hands-on experience”.
“Take the opportunity!” Tonya says, “It will open new doors and you will be able to network and learn from your experience.”
For more information on the program, visit ISG’s website.