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New Horizons Learning Group Launches IT Apprenticeship Program

 

We are excited to announce our new apprenticeship program in California for aspiring IT professionals, launched in collaboration with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and CompTIA.

New Horizons Learning Group is the latest organization to join CompTIA Apprenticeships for Tech, a national initiative to help employers fill current and long-term IT staffing needs through an “earn and learn” apprenticeship program that is also creating employment opportunities for people from a diversity of backgrounds.

Cybersecurity Skills Gap: What Your Company Can Do


What is the cybersecurity skills gap and what can your company do about it? Certain ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic will be seared in our minds forever—supply chain disruptions, workforce shortages, and a major shift to virtual work and education. One major effect of the pandemic, though lesser-known, is being felt by I.T. departments in thousands of businesses across the globe.

The threat of increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals is more imminent now than ever as the body of smart devices in the Internet of Things grows and as government agencies, healthcare giants, and academic institutions move to digital, work from home infrastructure, increasing their vulnerability to cyberattacks that could leave the private information of their employees, clients, and stakeholders exposed.

To add to the concern, there's a major skills gap in cybersecurity and it's only expected to grow. Experts predict 3.5 million job openings in cybersecurity by 2025. This cybersecurity skills gap is what prompted Microsoft to launch an international skilling campaign to help the world's businesses fight off ever-advanced cyberattacks. With increasing technical demands and a shortage of qualified workers, it's clear that the one thing organizations should do to stay ahead of cybersecurity threats is invest in high-quality training and certification programs. 

What Are The Benefits Of Employee Training?

Recent research shows evidence of something companies have known for a long time—employees benefit professionally and financially from company-funded employee training, but what are the benefits of employee training for the company? The same study also showed evidence of something there hasn't previously been much evidence of, that is the companies who fund this training also serve to benefit significantly from this investment. Companies that fund employee training see increased productivity and innovation from their employees. The benefits of employee training include a higher level of technical knowledge among staff and a higher standard of performance among employees. 
 

Microsoft's ESI Program Expanded to Include Exam Prep Sessions

LEARNERS CAN BOOK EXAM PREP SESSIONS ON THE ESI LEARNER EXPERIENCE PORTAL (LXP)

Microsoft has added a new benefit for customers participating the Enterprise Skills Initiative (ESI).   Now available to ESI customers, via the Learner Experience Portal, are exam preparation session offerings for six different Azure and Data/AI courses. These new Exam Prep sessions provide practical details on how best to prepare ESI customers for a certification exam.

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