Expanding Opportunities in Technology for Blacks, Hispanics, and Women

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Expanding Opportunities in Technology for Blacks, Hispanics, and Women

By Cecily Joseph, Symantec’s Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer
Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3) first graduating class in New York City on March 23rd. The 26-week intensive program was carried out through partner NPower and provided participants with the skills and experience to begin a career in cybersecurity and address the industry’s current workforce gap.

Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3) first graduating class in New York City on March 23rd. The 26-week intensive program was carried out through partner NPower and provided participants with the skills and experience to begin a career in cybersecurity and address the industry’s current workforce gap.

Symantec SVP & Chief Information Officer, Sheila Jordan, delivers an inspiring keynote to at the SC3 graduation. Attendees included NPower students, their families, leading cybersecurity professionals and NPower corporate partners such as Bank of America, KPMG, CBS and more.

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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 8:00am

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Last week, fourteen young adults in and around New York City had a lot to celebrate. After 26 rigorous weeks of training, including a 10-week internship with some of the world’s top companies, they became the first graduating class of Symantec’s signature corporate responsibility program – the Symantec Cybersecurity Career Connection (SC3).

As graduates of SC3, these young adults have positioned themselves to join the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and help fill a much needed gap in our industry for highly-skilled, diverse and experienced candidates.  For example, there are an estimated 300,000 open cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. that cannot be filled despite evidence that 20% could be filled by candidates without a four-year college degree. Additionally, the youth unemployment rate for ages 18-24 has reached 15 percent, or double the national adult average, while women and minorities are under-represented in cybersecurity roles.

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