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Two Years On – How SC3 is Fighting Cybercrime One Job at a Time (VIDEO)

Two years ago we launched one of our largest and most exciting corporate responsibility programs to date, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), which addresses the global cybersecurity workforce gap by training and certifying young adults and veterans in cybersecurity and assisting them in landing meaningful internships and jobs.

The program would help us meet our goal to engage 1 million students in STEM by 2020 and strengthen the fabric of our industry by recruiting and retaining a qualified, diverse pool of candidates to lead the future of our $75 billion a year industry and fill a projected 6 million jobs in 2019.

Over the past two years we have worked with our partners NPower, YearUp, Per Scholas and The Stride Center to launch and refine a successful model, and are now working to expand and grow our reach. Below we feature a new video outlining the SC3 program including interviews with current SC3 students and graduates discussing how the program is making a lasting impact on the lives of students and our industry.

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To date[1] 71 students have graduated (an 82% graduation rate) from SC3 and 63% have been placedin full-time positions or accepted into a four-year college program. 72% of graduates are people of color and 24% of graduates are female.

Additionally, as part of the program, SC3 students have completed cyber internships at Symantec as well as other leading companies including Marathon Consulting, KPMG, Bank of America, CBS, Citi, Morgan Stanley, New York Times, Condé Nast and TD Ameritrade.

We are optimistic about the results we are seeing and look forward to expanding our program, increasing our reach and growing a pipeline of diverse, qualified professionals ready to strengthen our industry and help solve today’s complex cybersecurity challenges.

Contact [email protected] for more information on how to get involved.

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