Transition into a lucrative and impactful career in
cybersecurity to protect our nation’s leading organizations.
RapidAscent Job Readiness Career Transition
RapidAscent presents a 17-week Cybersecurity Job Readiness Program, specifically designed for Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Military Spouses. Integrating the DoD SkillBridge. In collaboration with partners such as CityUniversity and Vets2PM, it offers immersive, hands-on virtual job training. To help service members in the final 180 days of their military service, the program aims to facilitate a smooth and successful transition to a rewarding career in the rapidly evolving field of cybersecurity.
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 with SkillBridge approval. 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.
Financial Aid & Support
Participate in our Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program at zero cost to you.
Our hands-on training is competency and skill-based which propels you into a paid apprenticeship program. We take the same crawl, walk, run approach that works for the military.
There’s a lot of ways to get funding for your transition into a new career. We work with you to identify what programs you qualify for and combine various funding sources together to fully cover your tuition.
The programs include SkillBridge, DOL, VA programs, grants, and more.
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.
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.
Qualify for our Tuition-based Job Readiness program and more competitive Apprenticeships:
Interact with companies while training in any of our programs. Prepare to move into a career job directly or compete for a DOL-registered apprenticeship program.
Get up to 30 college degree track credits while taking any of our programs.
Answer all questions and Create Your RapidAScent Account to Start the Process
Meet with a RapidAscent team member to discuss what success means to you, begin planning Your Path Forward.
Prepare a plan that includes enrollment, role specialization, college credits, mentors, and community.
6-8 Hours of Initial Training
Start Executing with JumpStart pre-training to prepare for full immersive training To Provide a baseline for yourself on Key Fundamentals.
Start 17-Week Program
Learn and execute Tasks that you will be Doing your first year on the job, supported by teams, network, and Coaches.
We Give You the training, tools, and contacts to break into Cyber Security
Prior to, During, or Upon successful completion of Immersive Training, match with potential employers that offer Direct hire and apprenticeship opportunities
Powered by Our Veteran Instructors
After passing JumpStart, and any required interviews, you can enter a 17-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.