Infinite Opportunity, Zero Cost

Jump start your career in Cyber Security with free gamified learning, job simulation, and leveling up into a paid apprenticeship with top employers in the field.

Infinite Opportunity, Zero Cost

Jump start you career in Cyber Security with free gamified learning, job simulation, and leveling up into a paid apprenticeship with top employers in the field.

The Boeing
Company

Current Program

Transitioning
Military

Current Program

Nonprofit
Partners

Current Program

RapidAscent operates under the Good Jobs Initiative, a White House-Commerce Grant
RapidAscent is a Department of Labor Apprenticeship Registered Sponsor
Free training, paid apprenticeships, and cybersecurity jobs
Open to anyone.
No degree or experience required

Non-Cyber Grads

Career Changers

Veterans

High School Graduates

Achieve Career milestones

We Give You the training, tools, and contacts to break into Cyber Security
How it works
1

Jump
Start

2 – 4 weeks of Initial training

Get Free Training online, level up, Earn Jump Start Badges, and Certifications

Optionally Unlock rooms for free CompTIA Security+ training
2

Apprentice

1 year of Paid training

Become DoL certfied as a Cybersecurity Analyst or Engineering Apprentice

3

Employed

Get Hired

Interview with and Get hired by your sponsor, or Get Recruited by Other employers

Achieve Career milestones

We will Guide you through your Journey to break into Cyber Security
How it works
1

Jump Start

2 – 4 weeks of Initial training

Get Free Training online, level up, Earn Jump Start Badges, and Certifications

Optionally Unlock rooms for free CompTIA Security+ training
2

Apprentice

1 year of Paid training

Become DoL certfied as a Cybersecurity Analyst or Engineering Apprentice

3

Employed

Get Hired

Interview with and Get hired by your sponsor, or Get Recruited by Other employers

JumpStart

1

Cybersecurity Job Simulator

train on actual systems, Secure Networks against real threats, and see How they Withstand attack

Gamified

Gain skills, Unlock Rooms, get Badges, and post accomplishments on social media

Build a Digital Presence

Build a portfolio, Show your skills, and qualify for apprenticeships

Apprenticeship

2

learning that pays

Train as a company-paid employee, get mentored by experts while you perform actual hands on tasks

Guided Corporate On the job Training

3 months full time Job simulated training, followed by 9 months guided on the job learning and experience

Hired

3

Job Ready

Upon successful completion, Get hired by your sponsoring company, or by other companies in the rapidAscent network

Learners’ Testimonials

It's a good thing to be at the same time trained and then working side by side with another company to earn money.
Valerie Okirika
2022 Cohort
I made quite a few connections with people who have been in the industry for decades, and just the insight that they've given me it's been invaluable.
Ed Driver
2021 Cohort

FAQs

Apprenticeships are an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway that provide relevant workplace experiences while acquiring the skills, abilities, and credentials that employers value.
Apprenticeships can provide affordable paths to secure, high-paying jobs and careers without the typical student debt.
The apprenticeship program does not typically require any college or institutional degree. For most apprenticeships, the only requirement is a high school diploma. This said, there are some occurrences where the job apprenticeship does require a college degree such as a B.S. in engineering or may require prior coding experience.

The length of an apprenticeship program can vary depending on the employer, industry, and type of apprenticeship program. Department of Labor certified programs are typically 12-18 months.

The training portion of the program with RapidAscent is normally remote full-time training for months 1-3 (firstquarter) and up to 40% training and 60% on-the-job learning work for months 4-6 (second quarter). The last two quarters during months 7-12 (or 18) are typically full on-the-job work with expert reach back from RapidAscent.

While RapidAscent makes a range of apprenticeship opportunities available to student learners, the candidates must still apply, interview, and be hired to the apprenticeship by the company. For this reason, there is no guarantee by RapidAscent that the candidate learner will be hired into an apprenticeship program even when RapidAscent is the trainer for the program.

“Typically, a company offering an apprenticeship will hire their apprentices with a salary-based entry-level position for the on-the-job component. Depending on the company, they may or may not pay salary while in the first 3 months of training. In addition, some companies, depending on their apprenticeship program, may cover part or all of your tuition.”

Once you apply and are accepted into the RapidAscent program, the current apprenticeship opportunities are displayed, and you are redirected to active apprenticeship programs.

On average, nationally 92% of apprentices retain employment after completing an apprenticeship program and on average earn over $300,000.00 more over their career when compared against their peers who do not participate in an apprenticeship program.

You will receive macro and micro-credentials for completing courses and sets of courses during the training phase and will receive a Credly-recognized certificate of completion for the apprenticeship program. For partnering companies, the RapidAscent micro-credential may be awarded jointly with the corporate partner’s credential. Typically, the apprenticeships are Department of Labor approved.

Apprentices are required to work/train 32-40 hours per week. While hours may vary, the typical schedule is normally during a 9-hour workday with an hour lunch Monday-Friday. Some allow for more flexible schedules.

Apprentices are full-time apprenticed employees from day one and, if apprenticeship requirements are met (taking and passing classes and learning through on-the-job training), full job employment is not guaranteed and will be determined by the company upon completion of the program.

This varies by employer and apprenticeship program. Typically, the employer or a grant program may pay for all or part of the tuition. Training materials that are required for the apprenticeship program will be paid for by the tuition.

This depends on the company offering the apprenticeship program. The company offering the apprenticeship will list whether it is an onsite or remote training/job. If onsite, the locations will be provided. Most apprenticeship opportunities offered to learners are remote training for the first 3 months.

If you are accepted to an apprenticeship program partway through the program, then typically this previous training can be counted towards the completion of the apprenticeship program. So, if you have already completed the first quarter of the RapidAscent program, then you will be given one-quarter of credit in the apprenticeship program.