Cybersecurity Registered Apprenticeship Program

ManTech is committed to advancing employees’ competencies, fund college-level instruction, and create a trained workforce of cybersecurity professionals.  One way we do this is through Purdue University Global’s Cybersecurity Registered Apprenticeship program. Through our existing partnership with Purdue Global, we have developed several education initiatives to grow employees’ capabilities and careers. Participation in this apprenticeship program provides an additional avenue to develop a pipeline of new employees within the cybersecurity space to serve our nation’s security needs.  Purdue Global’s apprenticeship program is registered with and approved by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) as a cybersecurity support technician program — a national standard. By onboarding apprentices into this program, ManTech is leading the industry in providing innovative solutions to meet critical cybersecurity needs. 
Purdue University Global


Hiring Process 

  • We will consider employee apprentices who can satisfy contract requirements for available national security positions.  Our apprenticeships are linked to specific jobs, each with specific requirements, in order to provide the best, most comprehensive experience to our apprentices
  • We will, upon hire, fund apprentices’ education through ManTech’s existing agreement with Purdue Global.
While we have an active apprenticeship program, we are not currently hiring new apprentices.  We are redesigning and expanding the program and are aiming to have positions available in Spring/Summer 2021.  Once available, positions will be posted to this site so check back often!

Benefits for ManTech Customers

  • Formal Registered Apprenticeship program approved by the DOL
  • Customized to fit company and customer needs
  • Focus on veterans as apprentice candidates
  • Apprentices receive reduced salary plus payment of tuition (through our partnership with Purdue Global)
  • Apprentices receive education, on-the-job training, and certification preparation simultaneously
  • Hiring apprentices is similar to hiring interns
    • ManTech hiring processes and guidelines will be followed
    • Probationary period and 1-year performance gate (per DOL rules) for apprentice

Benefits for Apprentices

  • Learn on-the-job skills while being paid, with pay increases as proficiency grows
  • Receive employer-paid salary and cost of apprenticeship education fees
  • Earn DOL apprenticeship certification* plus a Purdue Global associate’s and/or bachelor’s degree, along with the opportunity to sit for critical industry-recognized certification exams†
  • Basic — Level 1
    • Upon successful completion, apprentices may receive an associate’s degree
    • Apprentices will be academically prepared to sit for the following certification exams: CompTia Network+, CompTia Cloud+, CompTia Linux+ or LPIC-1, CompTia Security+, and CCNA Routing & Switching
  • Intermediate — Level 2
    • Upon successful completion, apprentices may receive a bachelor’s degree
    • Dependent on track, apprentices will be academically prepared to sit for the following certification exams: Linux System Administrator I and II, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and others

*This certification alone does not qualify an apprentice in any of the DOD 8140 categories, although several of the DOD 8140 certificates will be earned throughout the apprenticeship.
†Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Purdue University Global cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

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Omari Faulkner    [email protected]