Workforce Opportunity Services to Train Communities With Programs on Cybersecurity
Workforce Opportunity Services Is a Leading Global Nonprofit and Socially-Driven Organization Aimed at Training the Underrepresented and Veteran Communities With up-to-Date Skills
WOS trains the underserved, veteran communities so that they can develop a set of substantial skills, mostly realted to IT sector to help them progress in their careers. According to a recent study by Accenture, 68% of business leaders feel their cybersecurity risks are increasing. A study by eSecurityPlanet.com in 2020 found that 74% of companies report the cybersecurity skills gap is directly impacting their ability to secure sensitive information, leading to data breaches and issues with regulatory compliance.
As a result, the cybersecurity sector is expected to grow in a variety of areas over the next decade. This encouraged WOS to introduce cybersecurity as one of the programs.
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“WOS has been building innovative new talent pipeline solutions for more than fifteen years. But with the proliferation of data flowing across the internet, combined with the inherent challenges associated with COVID-19, and the need to protect even more data, developing a talent pipeline specifically for the cybersecurity sector has become paramount,” said Dr. Arthur Langer, Founder and Chairman of Workforce Opportunity Services.
He further added, “We’re serious about being a catalyst for change to shape the future of a diverse workforce. We encourage organizations who are passionate about broadening their talent pool to think differently about where and how they find talent, and to recognize that a diversified, well-trained, highly ambitious workforce awaits them.”
There is a noticeable imbalance of demographics in the technology-related fields, as compared to the rest of the fields in private sector. Communities such as African-Americans and Hispanics represent only half of the number in IT than in the rest. For establishing equitable opportunities, Workforce Opportunity Services has partnered with various organizations with the same motive of ensuring workplace equality.
Helping in developing such skills that have huge implementations in today’s prospect would give a better possibility of financial independence and long lasting success in career of such untapped communities. It would also help companies to develop a diverse and inclusive workplace, healthy for everyone.
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WOS uses a training model called Langer Workforce Maturity Arc for training their students with little or no experience in technological fields. It is derived from a research conducted at Columbia University. It merges all the aspects such as technical training, interpersonal skills, and mentoring on how to boost self-confidence to successfully integrate underserved talent into the workforce.
While explaining the work they do at WOS, Dr. Langer said, “At WOS, we’ve created a unique talent pipeline solution unlike anything else that’s on the market today, we assume the risk so that our clients don’t have to. We recruit undiscovered diverse talent from your local communities, provide professional development and tailored training, employ them directly while they work on-site or remotely for our corporate partners until they are ready to be hired away.”
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