Dr. Shawn Murray discusses with Martha Laughman, Director for workforce development for Military programs at Smoothstack, about her background in workforce development strategies related to the IT and cyber security workforce shortage gaps in various industries. Martha explains her passion for introducing and promoting different ways to solve the problem. Her contributions include perspectives on internships, apprenticeships and the challenges related to redefining training and education requirements to fill employer needs.
The Smoothstack Apprenticeship Program is an innovative workforce solution for cyber security. The Smoothstack model recruits diverse talent from underrepresented populations. The selection process, powered by AI, produces the applicants with the highest aptitude. Each apprentice goes through a training program that is custom built to meet the employer partner needs. On-the-Job training is 2 years working on projects with the employer partners; compensation is industry competitive.
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