Addressing the growing demand for cybersecurity jobs in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, Fullstack Academy announced today it will offer a cyber training program with Caltech’s Center for Technology and Management Education (Caltech CTME).
Targeting early career and experienced professionals, the Caltech CTME Cybersecurity Bootcamp by Fullstack Academy develops beginners into cybersecurity professionals in as little as 12 weeks, teaching skills that qualify its participants for high-paying, in-demand tech jobs in California and beyond.
According to CyberSeek.org, the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area has over 24,000 cybersecurity positions available, ranking the region third in the U.S. after Washington, D.C. and New York City. The need reflects the scale of critical infrastructure and vital sectors in the region, such as aerospace, biotech, communications, education, healthcare, refining and trade.
Demand is also evident statewide, as California leads the U.S. with 72,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs, which is nearly 50% more than second-ranked Virginia, with 49,000 openings.
“Following the successful launch and continued implementation of our programs with the University of San Diego and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, we continue to expand our footprint in California as the demand for cybersecurity professionals in the state grows rapidly,” said Nimit Maru, Fullstack Academy co-founder and co-CEO. “Bringing our program to the Los Angeles metro area with an esteemed partner in Caltech is especially significant, as learners will have access to some of the world’s brightest educators when developing skills for a new career in a growing industry.”
Program graduates will qualify for California cybersecurity jobs, which command an average entry-level salary of $67,000, compared with $35,000 for other industries, according to PayScale and ZipRecruiter. Over the years, Fullstack alumni have regularly secured jobs with top-tier companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and LinkedIn, among others.
“This collaboration provides an opportunity to close the skills gap in the cybersecurity industry while helping individuals quickly transition to a growing profession,” said Dr. Rick Hefner, program director for Caltech’s Center for Technology and Management Education (CTME). “We are excited to couple Fullstack Academy’s impressive capabilities in cybersecurity training with our industry-focused professional education programs in systems engineering and analytics. Our commercial and government clients, as well as our cyber ecosystem collaborators, are excited as this complements Caltech’s existing executive workshops and certificate programs in cybersecurity, secure product development and supply chain leadership.”
The program, which does not require Caltech enrollment, will start accepting applications this summer. Individuals can complete an interest form to be notified when applications open.
The new Certificate in Cybersecurity is conferred by Caltech’s Center for Technology and Management Education (Caltech CTME), the professional education arm of the Institute, which customizes learning programs to meet the challenges of technology-driven organizations.
Caltech CTME is embedded in Caltech’s Engineering and Applied Science Division, which includes seven departments: the Graduate Aerospace Laboratory (GALCIT), Applied Physics and Materials Science, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, and the Andrew and Peggy Cherng Department of Medical Engineering.