Beacon Academy, focused on the Orlando area, is one of many “Bridge Academy” programs that have been successfully implemented in the U.S. and Europe. To learn more about the employment gap that this program addresses as well as partner academy outcomes, visit the Bridge to Opportunity website.
If you are interested in a potential partnership, please contact Steve Muller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-801-0064.
“These are some of our best employees. The benefits to [our company] are far greater than people realize. They bring an attitude, approach to the customer, and empathy for the customer… that is a real asset for us.” – Partner Academy Employer
How can organizations get involved?
Internships or Employment Opportunities
We seek employers to provide network security internships or apprenticeships to certified graduates upon program completion.
Organizations can provide sponsorships, scholarships or other funding to help us provide this program tuition-free to qualified candidates.
Refer Student Candidates
Perhaps you know someone who would be a good fit for your organization if they had the knowledge and experience for the role. Or perhaps you have friends or family members who would be a good fit.
The typical Academy graduate…
Program candidates come from all walks of life and have diverse ability differences. Some are veterans, some are recently out of high school and more yet have had some college or past workforce experience — all are smart, capable adults looking for a chance.
A typical Acdemy graduate:
- Is between the ages of 18-35
- Has some college experience
- Is skilled in technology, math and problem-solving
- Is certified in information technology
- Is prepared for employment as a network security analyst, information security analyst, cybersecurity analyst or similar roles
Meaningful Jobs & Career Potential
Today there are over 63,000 open network security analyst roles in the U.S., and the need for skilled candidates is only growing. We prepare our students for these roles by providing the technical training, personal development, and hands-on experience for immediate employability.
Globally Recognized CCNA Certification
Our objective is for each candidate to achieve certification as a Cisco Certified Network Associates (CCNA) with cybersecurity expertise. Our nine-month training program followed by a three-month internship prepares candidates for the workforce in less than one year.
Skilled, Motivated Candidates
Interested candidates must have a documented disability, an HS diploma or GED by May 2021 in order to apply and compete for a seat in the training program. Individuals must have demonstrable interest in technology and ideally 10th grade math and reading comprehension, and these skills are assessed prior to entry.
- Download the Beacon Academy one-sheet flyer to read, print or share with others.
- Read our Academy FAQs for quick answers to frequently asked questions.
- Watch our 30-minute Virtual Information Session to hear more about the program from partners and sponsors.
- Questions? Email Steve Muller at email@example.com or call 352-801-0064.