FIU, first four-year research university in the State of Florida to offer Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program

–By Cristina Jaramillo for FIU News The Florida Department of Education has approved Florida International University’s Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (Cyber-CAP). The program combines technical skills, industry credentials, and on-the-job training to prepare learners to work in cybersecurity.    Funded by a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, FIU’s Cyber-CAP program is aimed […]

UP Labs: Connecting the community with careers

JPMorgan Chase has funded a program that trains the unemployed and underemployed to take skilled jobs in the health care field. –By Gisela Valencia for FIU News Yessica Orellana was searching for a second chance at a fulfilling career. She’d left college in 2013 without earning an associate’s degree and was starting to worry she […]

Workforce development program prepares lifelong learners for new career path

–By Ashley Mielke for FIU News Josue Carisma dedicated more than half of his life to the sales industry, leveraging a high school diploma to support his family. After more than 20 years in the industry, he realized there was nothing left for him to achieve and no room for growth. “After a while, I […]

Workforce development program bolsters underserved populations, feeds growing construction industry

For Devan Blackman, FIU’s Engineering Center has come to feel like a second home. There’s a 5-foot-by-5-foot wooden “house” there that she and her classmates built and wired for electricity with their bare hands – something she’d never envisioned herself doing up until eight months ago. But the little project house holds a deeper meaning […]