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Florida International University launches cybersecurity apprenticeships

A new apprenticeship program at Florida International University will give students direct experience with working in cybersecurity, the university announced. The program, funded by a $2 million U.S. Department of Labor grant, aims to address shortages in the cybersecurity workforce. The program will connect students with leading cybersecurity industry firms like Cylance, ForeScout and McAfee, as well as nonprofit and association groups in the space. Betsy Foresman has more.

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New U. Texas tool predicts how many infected will show up to school

As COVID-19 cases skyrocket across the country, University of Texas Austin researchers have built a new tool that estimates how many infected people are likely to show up on school campuses on any given day. The tool informs users of how many people infected with COVID-19 are likely to show up in groups of various sizes, like in classrooms or on campuses. The model is based on data collected by the New York Times. Betsy has the details.

Universities need solid identity strategy to maximize student success

Identity and access management has always been critical in education, but especially in a world dramatically altered by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, universities need to prioritize identity platforms even more, Kelsey Nelson, senior manager of product marketing solutions at Okta says. Nelson emphasizes the specific identity challenges that universities face, and how successfully navigating those challenges can lead to student success long term. See the interview with Nelson here.

Ohio State researchers outline ‘smart’ job growth post-COVID

In a report released last week, Ohio State University researchers call on the central Ohio business, academic and public sector community to come together to address growing skills gaps for new jobs in — or altered by — emerging technologies. Researchers outlined six recommendations for organizations to think about when approaching training and job growth. "The future of smart work is underway in central Ohio," Ohio State Professor Josh Hawley said. Jake Williams has more.

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