Program Supports Underrepresented Individuals with Professional Development and Career Opportunities
Keyfactor, the leader in crypto-agility solutions, and Per Scholas, a national non-profit that drives positive and proven social change in communities across the country through technology training, today announced a partnership program providing traditionally underrepresented individuals with access to mentorship and skills training for high-growth careers in the cybersecurity industry.
“Keyfactor steadfastly embraces diversity, supporting inclusivity and diversity-based programs and hiring practices,” said Jordan Rackie, CEO at Keyfactor. “Diversity provides innovative thinking and competitive differentiation that’s necessary for business, and paramount for humanity. This partnership extends connection and collaboration across the industry, offering underrepresented job seekers access to cybersecurity career paths, employers with access to untapped talent and fellow tech companies with a framework they can adopt to establish diversity-based hiring practices.”
Per Scholas partners with leading employers, developing student curriculum that aligns to specific roles in the technology industry, including IT and security. As a Per Scholas partner, Keyfactor provides mentorship, curriculum input and training to help close the cybersecurity skills gap while addressing use cases unique to the evolving IT and cybersecurity threat landscape.
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Together, Keyfactor and Per Scholas have defined an employer diversity plan using a three-prong strategy to encourage innovative thinking, implement diverse hiring practices and build awareness of demographic and societal imbalances.
“We’re truly excited to build a strong partnership with Keyfactor, a global leader in crypto-agility solutions,” said Caitlyn Brazill, chief development officer at Per Scholas. “This partnership provides our learners with state-of-the-art technology training, giving them the skills needed to launch a career in cybersecurity. Per Scholas is proud to be working with Keyfactor to improve diversity in the tech industry and advancing economic equity for communities of color who are highly underrepresented in the tech field.”