IT / Cybersecurity

Explore a Career in Information Technology and Cybersecurity

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If so, an exciting career in

Information Technology & Cyber Security

could be the right fit for you.

From developing fun software applications to creating more efficient systems, safeguarding information to creating new digital opportunities — gain the practical skills you need to work in information technology with Guilford Apprenticeship Partners (GAP).

As a GAP apprentice, you will:

Gain the hands-on skills you need

Get paid to go to school and train

Earn a college degree for free

Companies will pay you to work as an apprentice. Plus, you get to earn a college degree for free, all while you’re still in high school — your fast track to a paycheck and a rewarding career.

Skills for Success in IT and Cybersecurity

Imagine if you could turn your talents and skills into a rewarding career. If you have qualities like the ones below, you might be an excellent fit for an IT and cybersecurity apprenticeship.

Interests

  • Technology 
  • Innovation
  • Gaming
  • Computer programming
  • Coding
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machines
  • Electronics
  • Repairing
  • News and trends
  • Lifelong learning

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Listening
  • Multitasking
  • Collaboration
  • Technical ability
  • Problem-solving
  • Analytical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication
  • Resourcefulness
  • Curiosity
  • Passion
  • Ambition

School Subjects

  • Math 
  • English
  • Physics
  • STEM
  • Data analysis
  • Statistics
  • Computer science
  • Information technology
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Parents…

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The Future of Information Technology Careers

Good news! Employment in the computer and information technology sector is expected to grow at a rate much faster than average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, more than 680,000 IT positions are expected to be added to the job market through 2031.

As an IT and cybersecurity apprentice, you can prepare to find your place in an industry with incredible staying power, where you can provide real value to others. Once trained in the field.

Job titles you could qualify for might include:
Your job could include such valuable work as:
  • Designing a new app
  • Providing client support
  • Responding to a cyber attack
  • Troubleshooting system issues
  • Identifying security vulnerabilities in a system
  • Managing a company’s network of computers
  • Developing a security plan for an organization

Also keep in mind, the head start you gain from an apprenticeship could provide you with a higher-paying position sooner and help you build a more competitive salary path throughout your career.

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Potential Apprenticeship Providers and Employers

At Guilford Apprenticeship Partners, we work with top supply chain logistics companies in the Piedmont-Triad area to provide the best hands-on apprenticeship training. Learn from experienced workers who live in your community, gain valuable skills, and develop strong connections.

Once your GAP apprenticeship is complete, you could continue working with your apprenticeship provider as a regular full-time employee. After all, our apprenticeship partners are looking to invest in you — building their next generation of skilled, loyal workers.

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FAQs

Get answers to some of the common questions we hear from interested students just like you.

We provide apprenticeships for high school students throughout Guilford County, North Carolina, including Greensboro, Jamestown, Summerfield, Stokesdale, Oak Ridge, McLeansville, Pleasant Garden, Whitsett, and Sedalia.

No, students do not need to live in Guilford County, NC, or attend high school in Guilford County to qualify.

You can apply for our youth apprenticeship program starting your junior year of high school. If accepted, you start on-the-job training while you’re still in high school. You are paid for your work as an apprentice, and the cost of all of your tuition, books, and fees are covered as well.

You’ll earn a competitive hourly wage that increases as you progress through the program. Once you’ve completed the apprenticeship, you’ll have earned an associate’s degree from Guilford Technical Community College. If you’d like to continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree, your associate degree credits are eligible for transfer to most state 4-year universities.

Each business offers a variety of IT experiences for daily task, such as, Testing network ports, troubleshooting PC, helping users with issues and many more opportunities.

While pay rates vary depending on such factors as job title, location, and experience, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average hourly wage for computer support specialists was $29.21 in 2022. This equaled an annual average salary of $61,580.

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