Florida International University (FIU) is launching a Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (Cyber-CAP) to give learners hands-on training and a chance to obtain industry credentials in the cybersecurity field. The program is funded by a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

FIU is developing a mix of public and private partnerships to provide training opportunities. University students, individuals with degrees in other fields and others who may not have a bachelor’s degree are all eligible to apply.

Cyber-CAP expects to train 800 apprentices over a four-year period with skills to obtain careers in cybersecurity. FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing will provide the program’s curriculum and the Beacon Council will market the program to recruit apprentices and local mentors. Read more at FIU News.