Apprenticeships and Employment

Cyber Security is a cornerstone of the New Virginia Economy. The Commonwealth recognizes that in order to maintain its leadership position in cyber security, a sustainable workforce pipeline capable of supporting an exponentially growing need for cyber professionals must be developed and maintained. To that end, the Commonwealth has created three programs designed to connect cyber professionals with cyber employment opportunities.

Cyber Job Portal

The Commonwealth has thousands of open cyber jobs, so connecting Virginia cyber professionals with Virginia cyber jobs is of the utmost importance.  To facilitate the process, the Commonwealth launched the Virginia Job Portal to provide a “one-stop-shop” for cyber jobs in the Commonwealth.  Information contained in the Cyber Jobs Portal will continue to expand and update on a regular basis, so please visit often.

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Virginia Values Veterans

The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program is a Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Veterans Services Program. We help employers understand, design, and implement nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring, and retaining Veterans.

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Apprenticeships

Administered by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (VDOLI), Registered Apprenticeships combine on-the-job learning with classroom-related instruction, with the latter often delivered by a community college or career and technical education center. Registered Apprenticeships provide valuable, life long career benefits, including: certifications and licenses guaranteeing proficiency to employers, hands-on skill development in the field, and the opportunity to simultaneously learn and earn - with a graduated pay scale that recognizes increased skill attainment.

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Launch of Cyber Apprenticeship Program

In July 2016, Virginia officially launched a cyber-security apprenticeship program. Businesses and state agencies sponsoring new registered apprentices in IT or cybersecurity occupations are now eligible for up to $1,000 annually, per apprentice, in state fiscal support.

Press Release and Information: Virginia's first Cyber Security Apprenticeship at Tidewater Community College

Virginia's first registered cybersecurity apprenticeship was established by building a partnership between Tidewater Community College (TCC) and Yorktown-based Peregrine Technical Solutions, LLC. – For more information visit https://www.tcc.edu/tcc-news/cybersecurity-apprenticeship