Advanced Manufacturing Cybersecurity
Work-and-Learn Program

The Advanced Manufacturing Cybersecurity Work-and-Learn Program (AMCP) fills a critical need in Michigan for cybersecurity professionals with specific knowledge of manufacturing.  The program combines online instruction and hands-on learning labs to build cybersecurity knowledge within a manufacturing setting.

The program will launch summer 2021.   

Key partners include Nexus at the University of Michigan College of Engineering and HackerUSA. 

  • There are over 1 million unfilled positions in cybersecurity around the world—and experts expect that number to grow to 3.5 million over the next few years.
  • The average cost of a cybersecurity attack on a small business is $200,000.

  • There are over 1 million unfilled positions in cybersecurity around the world—and experts expect that number to grow to 3.5 million over the next few years.
  • The average cost of a cybersecurity attack on a small business is $200,000.

Key partners, Nexus at the University of Michigan College of Engineering and HackerUSA, have established a proven cybersecurity curriculum offered to the public through the Nexus Cybersecurity Bootcamp.  The AMCP will utilize this foundational curriculum and build upon it in a development phase of the program.  In partnership with Nexus/HackerUSA, a series of online curriculum will be tailored to developing the cybersecurity skills necessary to learn and apply in a manufacturing environment.

Learners

Learners will complete an online cybersecurity curriculum over several months.  Each individual will be matched with a company to work-and-learn cybersecurity in a manufacturing environment.

What can students expect from this program?

  • A comprehensive online curriculum of cybersecurity fundamentals.
  • On-site work-and-learn internship at a local manufacturer.

Entrepreneurial track

  • Learners may choose to use this program to launch a manufacturing-focused cybersecurity business.

Manufacturing partners

Manufacturers can develop new talent while addressing key needs in cybersecurity.

Developing your manufacturing workforce

Participating firms not only receive cybersecurity services, they develop a workforce with foundational skills for advanced manufacturing.

  • Cybersecurity is a fundamental need for advanced manufacturing and digital technologies.
  • Small companies can help develop expertise with AMCP, saving time and commitment of developing a full time staff member.
  • Companies in the program are participants in the learner’s education, introducing their manufacturing operation and business systems.

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    AMCP Staff

    Ashlee Breitner
    Ashlee Breitner
    Stephanie Ludwig
    Stephanie Ludwig
    Vikesh Chandrashekar
    Vikesh Chandrashekar