Pre-Conference Seminars

Monday, November 6, 2017 1:00 - 5:00pm

Available only to registered attendees of NICE 2017. Separate fee required.

Must be a registered attendee to attend

Seminar #1: Critical Success Factors for a Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program

Increased interest in apprenticeships as a proven method for trained workforce has led to growth in cybersecurity apprenticeship programs. Yet there are critical elements necessary to ensure a program is a success: an experienced intermediary; proven curriculum provider; prepared employers. Join leaders from the US Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeships, representatives from leading cybersecurity apprenticeship programs, and apprentice participants to discuss the crucial elements to create a successful program.

Expected Seminar Outcomes:

  • Attendees will learn the requirements and benefits to registering an Apprenticeship Program with the Department of Labor.
  • Learn about the role of an intermediary organization in managing an apprenticeship program.  
  • Discover how employers, both large and small, can successfully incorporate apprenticeships into their hiring practices and who needs to participate from the organization.

Presenters:

  • Carolyn Renick (U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship)
  • Girish Seshagiri (EVP/CTO ISHPI)
  • Khabran Peters (Apprentice ISHPI)
  • Intermediary organizations (TBD)
  • Industy (TBD) participants

Intended Audience:

Employers thinking about entry level positions; workforce intermediaries, educators, students


Seminar #2: How to Build Robust Internship Programs Between Employers and Academic Institutions

Business, government, academia, and non-profit organizations all play a key part in workforce development.  With a focus on proven models of effective internship and experiential learning programs, program implementations and program management; this seminar will consider each of these stakeholders in sharing successful strategies for designing a quality cybersecurity internship program. Additionally, this session will deal with common issues such as diversity, security clearances, citizenship, effective mentors, legal obligations, and meaningful job expectations. 

Expected Seminar Outcomes:

  • Attendees will learn how internships can positively benefit organizations.
  • Learn how to use The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) Internship Program Standards to develop a successful program.
  • Understand effective steps to prepare, recruit, provide a good orientation, evaluate the intern, provide guidance for self-directed learning, craft college learning contracts and manage interns.
  • Discover how to overcome important concerns such as legal obligations, security clearances, citizenship, effective mentors, and meaningful job experiences.

Presenters:

  • Dabis Heighton (Clark State Community College)
  • Air Force STEM
  • The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
  • Industry (TBD) participants

Intended Audience:

Academic and industry representatives who would like to learn more about starting an internship program or advancing their current internship program.


Seminar #3: Application and Uses of the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF)

This session will provide examples of how the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework is currently being used in industry, academia, and government, and various tools and resources available to help implement the framework.

Expected Seminar Outcomes:

  • Understand how the NICE Workforce Framework is a foundational reference resource for workforce development, education, and training.
  • Connect with the NICE Workforce Framework and the related resources that been created around it for cybersecurity workforce planning, recruiting, training, and retention.
  • Network with representatives from other organizations who have built some aspect of their workforce development or curriculum development using the NICE Workforce Framework as a resource.

Presenters:

  • Organizations that are currently implementing the NICE Framework

Intended Audience:

Those desiring to learn about what skills are needed to perform the cybersecurity work that their organization needs.