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CASE STUDY

New York City Public Schools Regional Cybersecurity Externship

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1. The Problem

Today the high-tech STEM field is a major factor in an ever-evolving economy. Creating opportunities for students to engage with industry in these fields outside of the classroom however remains difficult.

  • Lack of accessible Work Based Learning in the High Tech Sector.
  • A challenge to bring local industry to the table on a consistent basis.
  • Opportunities limited and not available to an entire class making it difficult for CTE teams to deliver on workforce readiness.

2. The Ask

With a vision to take their Cyber pathway to the next level, NYC Department of Education selected WorkED as a partner to build a Cyber Externship in collaboration with local Industry Professionals that would align with their requirements of workforce readiness.

  • Provide students with hands-on, industry developed, work based learning in the Cyber field.
  • Provide this opportunity to an entire class and make it more accessible to students.
  • Build a network with local industry for continued exposure and to bring real world learning to their schools/pathways.

3. The Solution

WorkED developed a regional Cyber Externship during Spring break 2021 joining together districts and industry partners from NYC.

  • Built relationships with local companies and key Cyber talent to support the workforce ecosystem where students networked with industry experts to gain professional mentors and internship opportunities.
  • Turnkey solution for both educators and industry to participate while gaining maximum value/exposure.
  • Able to provide Work Based Learning opportunities at scale through cohort based externships.

Outcomes & Exposure

WorkED supported students’ growth and CTE department desired learning outcomes.

  • Students were highly engaged and found the experience life changing (97% would recommend it to their friends, 95% chose the pathway afterwards, and 95% said this helped them network with future employers.)
  • Students were offered paid Summer Internships from local employers identified via our SEL skills assessment providing valuable data points to employers.
  • 100% of companies and talent signed up to join the next series of Externships and support work based learning throughout the school year.

Future Outlook

“These externships have been built into the New York City Department of Education school year and annual budget. WorkED is creating a continued ecosystem connecting local industry, organizations and NYC school districts who are supporting the development of youth getting to high-tech careers.”

Future Outlook

“These externships have been built into the New York City Department of Education school year and annual budget. WorkED is creating a continued ecosystem connecting local industry, organizations and NYC school districts who are supporting the development of youth getting to high-tech careers.”

Meet Our Cyber Heroes

Bernando Vasquez

Bernardo Vasquez

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Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
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Laura Deaner

Laura Deaner

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Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) - Northwestern Mutual

Carol Suchit-Hudson

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Head of Information Security at LTSE

Idalia Ramos

Idalia Ramos

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Senior Security Analyst at Accenture Federal Services

Evelin Urbaez

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Threat and Vulnerability Analyst Horizon Blue Cross

Outcomes

AUDIT DATA

97

Would Recommend Externship to a friend

95

Made Them Want to Choose Cybersecurity as a Pathway in School and Beyond

97

Said they now have a Better Understanding of How to Reach Their Career Goals

95

Said the Externship Helped Them Network With Potential Future Employers

96

Helped Enhance Collaboration and Teamwork Skills

Reinvigorated my love for learning and completely blew me away based on expectations. I gained lots of insight through our lead instructor, lead host, various industry speakers and it was fun, interactive, and positive!

Hans D.

I learned a lot of key practices and ideologies that are really applicable towards life, not just cybersecurity.

Krish P.

It's more interesting than I thought it was. And I'm glad I got to experience it with so many different people. I loved it, it was so much fun!

Paty A.

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