Washington D.C. (October 27, 2016) – Opportunity@Work President & Co-Founder Byron Auguste will provide the keynote address for the NICE 2016 Conference and Expo being held in Kansas City, MO on Tuesday, November 1st 2016. This event is supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce, under a Cooperative Agreement. The 2016 NICE Conference and Expo will feature thought leaders from education, government, industry and non-profits who are addressing the cybersecurity education, training, and workforce needs of the nation.

In his remarks, “ReWiring the Labor Market to Drive Innovation in Cybersecurity”, Byron Auguste will address how we can ensure that motivated Americans will get the skills they need to find meaningful work, to thrive in the workplace, and to move forward in the job market. He will speak to the need to build a flexible, dynamic, and common "operating system" for the labor market that employers, educators, workers, and job seekers can plug into as a tool to better align their own investments with each other's priorities, recognize potential, and respond to market needs.  If this vision is achieved at scale, it would result in higher-value education and training programs; more inclusive and better-matched pools of candidates to hire; and a more engaged and productive workforce.

Byron Auguste, President & Co-Founder, Opportunity@Work

2016 NICE Conference and Expo

Tuesday November 1st, 2016
Keynote: 8:40 AM - 9:25 AM

The Westin Kansas City Crown Center
1 E Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108 

About Opportunity@Work

Opportunity@Work is a social enterprise whose mission is to expand career opportunities so that all Americans can work, learn, and earn to their full potential. TechHire, Opportunity@Work’s flagship project, is a national initiative to create pathways for more Americans to access well-paying tech jobs and expand local tech sectors in communities across the country. TechHire enables employers to fill entry-level, career-path, skilled tech jobs, by hiring trained job seekers with the ability to do the job - but who are overlooked by typical hiring practices and/or underrepresented in the IT field. To learn more, visit www.techhire.org. 

About the National Initiative for Cybersecurity (NICE)

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. The mission of NICE is to energize and promote a robust network and an ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. NICE fulfills this mission by coordinating with government, academic, and industry partners to build on existing successful programs, facilitate change and innovation, and bring leadership and vision to increase the number of skilled cybersecurity professionals helping to keep our nation secure.

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