Protect Organizations Through Cybersecurity

Transition into a lucrative and impactful career in
cybersecurity to protect our nation’s leading organizations.


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Job Readiness Training Opportunity

RapidAscent has just partnered with the global nonprofit resource library and military-to-civilian career transition organization VETS2INDUSTRY, to offer DoD SkillBridge opportunities to enter RapidAscent’s 15-week hands-on virtual job simulator apprenticeship training program. This is available to service members in their last 180 days of service in that member’s career.

Cybersecurity provides you an opportunity to continue your mission to protect the nation in the public or private sectors and the country’s infrastructure. You make a long-lasting impact by solving the technology industry’s most challenging problems and shielding sensitive information from outside threats.

Much like national security, this career path requires individuals to have a drive to serve and a mission-focused mindset. You embody those characteristics and hold the experiences to make a difference in cybersecurity, a career field with many opportunities for growth.

Our competitive JumpStart program is designed to help you with your transition from the military to a new fast-paced, mission focused, and lucrative role in cybersecurity. With 3.5 million unfilled jobs worldwide, we are your catalyst into this new career. We are a DOL Registered Program. SkillBridge and VET TEC coming soon.

A Fun Gamified Learning Journey

Through our self-paced learning platform, gain key skills through engaging content, level up to unlock rooms, earn achievement badges, and prepare for your certifications.

Hands-On Experience In A Job Simulation

We provide a realistic training environment that helps you build confidence and master the professional skills that companies need.

Showcase Your Achievements To Leading Employers

Build a digital portfolio to showcase your achievements with top industry employers within our network like The Boeing Company.

Get Recruited For Paid Apprenticeships

Upon completion of JumpStart (1) qualify for training and match to an employer job or (2) go directly into a company-sponsored DOL apprenticeship. 

Grant Funding and VA Benefit Support Depending on Program You Choose

Participate in our Cybersecurity Accelerated Training Program. 

Our hands-on keyboard training is competency and task based which is highly regarded by employers. We take the same crawl-walk-run approach that works for the military.

We have several programs to meet your needs and allow you to transition into a new cybersecurity career. We work with you to identify the right program, whether it be employer paid, tuition paid leveraging Veteran benefits, or grant funded.

The programs include SkillBridge, DOL, VA programs, grants, and more.

We proudly support Active Duty, Military Spouses, And Veterans.

Current Program

Learn More About Our Industry Programs Such As Our Aerospace Program Training Including Companies Like The Boeing Company.

Master tasks to secure products from government related sectors, such as aerospace and defense systems, and commercial systems, such as finance and healthcare.

Aerospace Program Case Study

Each year, numerous cohorts of applicants from the BTAP go through our JumpStart Program to learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity and get assessed for performance. From those students, top performers are chosen for a paid technical apprenticeship, where they spend up to 12 months gaining hands-on experiences and job-ready skills to become a qualified full-time job candidate at Boeing.

Upon completion, students receive an industry-recognized credential from Boeing as well as a recognized U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeship credential.

Trent has served in the Navy, Navy Reserves, National Guard, and Army ROTC. Upon degree completion at Indiana University he was commissioned as an Army Officer serving in a Military Intelligence branch detailed to Artillery. He served 40 months in combat and is 100% disabled. He successfully graduated from a cybersecurity bootcamp that allowed him to land his dream job as an ISSO.

Like many veterans, he experienced the challenge of going from the known to the unknown. The work culture of the private sector is nothing like military traditions, and working in an organization entails different expectations. That can be disorienting and daunting.

You’re Already 50% There On Your Cybersecurity Journey

As transitioning service members and veterans, you already possess protective skills that are highly transferable to cybersecurity. 

Leveraging JumpStart

The JumpStart Program exists to give you the training, guidance, and resources to successfully go into cybersecurity. From learning how to write a resume and interview to working on hands-on projects that train for key skills, we help to take the confusion out of the transitioning process so you can continue to serve and further your career in the private sector.

You Have The Foundations Already

You bring your diverse experience and core skills to the JumpStart program. You will receive technical training to transfer those skills to cybersecurity. Afterward, you get matched with our partner employers for direct hire into a career position or participate in a highly-competitive on-the-job DOL apprenticeship program. 

The same commitment to the mission, dedication, and passion that you displayed in your military service will lead to continued success in your transition to cybersecurity.


How It Works

With RapidAscent, you decide what you learn and how far you go in your cybersecurity career.



Begin With JumpStart

Begin by going through our gamified learning journey that takes approximately 6-8 hours to complete.

Gain basic level setting knowledge, show off your skills, and learn if cybersecurity is right for you.

If you achieve above 85 percent, you are eligible for our Job Readiness training programs.


Job Readiness Training

Achieve the Job Readiness
That Employers Need

Qualify for an Apprenticeship or our Tuition-based Job Readiness programs:
  • Accelerated 17-week Full Time Training
    “If you pay tuition and take the accelerated program, you may be able to move into an apprenticeship right away during the training or after if an employer picks you up as an apprentice.”
  • Accelerated 23-week Evening Training
    “If you pay tuition and take the accelerated program, you may be able to move into an apprenticeship right away during the training or after if an employer picks you up as an apprentice.”
  • Opportunities for 1-yr Apprenticeship
    “Please note that the apprenticeship programs are highly competitive and difficult to win and can take up to 6-months to compete for.”
Prepare yourself to move into a job or a DOL registered apprenticeship program. Interact with companies while training in any of our programs

Get up to 30 college degree track credits while taking any of our programs.



Get Hired As A Cybersecurity Professional

Upon successful completion of the accelerated Job Readiness Training or Apprenticeship Program, be interviewed by our employers.

Sieze your opportunity to be hired as cybersecurity professional.

Engage with our network of employers across aerospace and other industies. Get all of the resources you need to succeed to network with companies.

We provide all the resources you need to succeed in your interview process.

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After passing JumpStart, and any required interviews, you can enter a 15-week Partnering College Tuition paid program and meet the immediate hiring needs of our partnering companies.  We help you connect directly with these companies. These programs often have the benefit of awarding college credits towards a degree with VA Benefit support.

Find out more by creating an account and reviewing our upcoming opportunities.

Our opportunities are open to all veterans, no matter what military occupational codes, specialties, or certifications you earned. We will help you on your journey to becoming a cybersecurity professional regardless of your military experience and your MOS, AFSC, NEC, Rating, or Classification.

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 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.