Ready-to-Work Cyber-Security Employees
Madeline Patton, Community College Daily
Since graduating from Illinois Central College in December 2017 with associate degrees in secure software development, Khabran Peters and Branson Moreno have been working full time as software developers at ISHPI Information Technologies. It is the cyber-services company where they began working as apprentices in 2016.
Seamless continuity between what the students learn in the classroom and the skills that companies expect of employees is built into the apprenticeship program developed by the Community Initiative Center of Excellence for Secure Software in Greater Peoria. The high level of collaboration between the employers and the college is another hallmark of the effort, particularly the employers' development of "core" courses.