Drawing a diverse cybersecurity applicant pool


If you’re developing a program or event and want to learn how to attract a diverse audience, take a lesson from a recent Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) success story. This spring, the CCI Northern Virginia Node sponsored a traineeship and apprenticeship program that attracted about 400 diverse applicants for 21 positions. 

On October 27 at 11 a.m. CCI NoVa Node Program Manager Jordan Mason will describe his successful outreach strategy, and provide a possible blueprint for you to follow, CCI’s Inclusion & Diversity Committee is sponsoring the event as part of its mission of workforce development which includes a commitment to increasing the number of underrepresented groups in the cybersecurity field. 

Mason’s discussion will focus on strategies that the NoVa Node uses to field diverse cohorts in its programs, with a focus on its Cybersecurity Traineeship and Apprenticeship Program. These topics will include the identification of an ideal threshold in program representation and building relationships.

About Jordan Mason
Mason is a certified Project Management Professional who cares deeply about building systems and processes that promote equity and accessibility. Before working in his current role, he spent six years working in Student Affairs at George Washington University, helping the university’s portfolio of student organizations navigate institutional financial policies and processes.

Register for the webinar here.