We have a serious problem
Entry-level job openings are piling up while qualified
students are cast away for lack of experience.
unfilled cybersecurity roles worldwide
unfilled cybersecurity roles in the United States
labor demand growth over next 10 years
The change education needs
This managed apprenticeship includes dedicated Cybersecurity Professionals from Work ED, ongoing training, and student assessments for workforce readiness. We bring in your team for measured and limited projects to accelerate real-world learning for students. The apprenticeships are fully managed by the Work ED team and can be either fully remote or hybrid.
Bridge the skills gap
A solution built around your company's unique resources to build education 2.0 together.
Access a unique pool of diverse entry-level talent by tapping into our K-12 network. We manage the relationships with educators and recruit students in your community so you don't have to.
Trained to your standards
We work with your team to define your entry-level skillsets and train our cohorts to be successful from day 1 on your team.
Scale impact, not burden
The Work ED team does most of the work for you in marketing, recruiting, development and operating the apprenticeship. We only ask for 10 hours of your team's time every week for 6 weeks.
Past contributors include:
Fully managed by experienced Work ED cyber professionals
Our apprenticeships are led by cybersecurity professionals with years of experience working as Cyber professionals and as educators. They know first hand the transformation needed in young people so in order become a thriving member of your team. Our team will take care of operations so you don’t have to.
Meet your organization’s community outreach and DEI goals AND solve your skills gaps
Social outreach can mean giving opportunities to historically ignored communities. You can help create bridges into high-earning careers AND create a talent pipeline that knows your brand and is trained in the skills you need.
Solving a major societal and national problem
It’s vital to the nation that there are more cybersecurity skills out there—and a diverse, motivated group of young people with hands-on cybersecurity experience.
What educators are saying:
"The team at Work ED provided an exemplary customized approach to our needs, exceeding our expectations on every level. Our students gained valuable industry experience and lifelong network connections, instilling a new level of confidence, self-awareness, and setting them on an upward trajectory for success! Thank you Work ED Team for your passion, conviction, and dedication in going the extra mile to truly make a difference!"
Donna Woods, Presidential Cyber Teacher of the Year Winner and Academic Pathway Lead - Moreno Valley School District
Our Fearless Cybersecurity Leader
Ben’s mantra is "learn once, apply many times."
Ben Crenshaw is an InfoSec expert and CTE instructor for Canyons School District in Utah. In addition to teaching, he works at Oracle as a Senior Vulnerability Analyst, as a curriculum developer with cyber.org, and is Head of Cyber Education for Work ED. Ben holds over 20 industry certifications, including Cisco, CompTIA, and EC-Council certificates, and has a master's degree in cybersecurity and information assurance. Ben is also an active member of the Utah chapter of WiCys and CSTA and has led student and teacher PD workshops in cyber education.
His mission is to foster meaningful collaboration between cybersecurity educators and industry by promoting significant partnerships that inspire and empower students.
Join the movement
Let's launch your Work ED Cybersecurity student apprenticeship program to change lives and strengthen your workforce!Contact Us