North Country Rep. Stefanik joins house GOP, Dems to sponsor cybersecurity apprenticeships bill
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 5:25 pm

North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, a Republican, has joined a Republican and two Democrat colleagues as sponsors of the Cyber Ready Workforce Act.

The bipartisan bill would establish a grant program within the Department of Labor to support the creation, implementation, and expansion of registered apprenticeship programs in cybersecurity.

“As the Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, I am pleased to introduce this bipartisan bill that will help equip our workforce with the jobs of tomorrow and strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity capabilities,” said Stefanik. “Cybersecurity is in demand and we must cultivate our workforce to ensure these needs are met. I urge my colleagues to support this important national security bill.”

“The demand for talent in cybersecurity is sky-high, and we’re putting ourselves at risk if we don’t address this shortage in our workforce,” said Congresswoman Jacky Rosen, a Democrat from Nevada’s Third District.

“I’m committed to ensuring that businesses and government have the skilled people and critical tools they need to enhance our nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure, help industry thrive, and strengthen our national security,” Rosen said. “Everything we do in today’s economy is shaped by technology, and I will continue to work with my House colleagues to ensure our families and communities are better protected against cyber threats.”

Reps. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), and Dan Donovan (R-Staten Island) have also signed on as cosponsors to the legislation.