October 30th, 2023 – The Consortium for Technical Education (CTE) is excited to announce the commencement of the Virtual Internship Program in Cybersecurity, conducted in partnership with the Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC). This comprehensive program, beginning on 25th November 2023, offers a unique opportunity for dedicated students passionate about cybersecurity to gain real-world experience within a virtual environment.
The Virtual Internship Program, spanning 10 weeks, is meticulously structured to provide students with an immersive learning experience in the dynamic field of cybersecurity. Participants, carefully chosen by APSSDC, possess fundamental knowledge of cybersecurity and networking, basic programming skills, and familiarity with various operating systems. This program promises to equip students with practical insights into career opportunities in cybersecurity.
During the 10-week program, students will engage in various activities tailored to enhance their skills. In the initial three weeks, participants will engage in intensive learning modules, gaining a solid foundation in cybersecurity concepts. Subsequently, during weeks four to seven, students will immerse themselves in a capstone project, applying their skills in real-world scenarios, and fostering collaborative learning and problem-solving abilities. The final phase, weeks eight to ten, focuses on advanced skill-building sessions and hands-on experience in Security Operations Center (SOC) activities, providing participants with a deep understanding of sophisticated cybersecurity techniques and practices. This structured approach ensures participants develop a holistic understanding of cybersecurity, preparing them for successful careers in this dynamic field.
Mr. K. A. Alagarsamy, Director, CTE, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “In today’s digital age, cybersecurity is a critical field that demands skilled professionals. Our Virtual Internship Program offers a unique chance for students to engage in real-world Security Operations Center activities, fostering the practical skills necessary for a successful career in cybersecurity. CTE is proud to facilitate this transformative experience.”
Mr. Sairaman Srinivasan, Chief Strategy Officer at CTE, added, “CTE’s Virtual Internship Program in Cybersecurity provides students with invaluable practical exposure in this rapidly evolving field. Cybersecurity is essential in today’s digital landscape, and this program provides students with the expertise required to excel. We believe in empowering the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.”
Dr. Vinod, IAS, Managing Director, APSSDC, emphasized, “Empowering the youth with hands-on experiences in cutting-edge fields like cybersecurity is essential for their growth and our society’s technological advancement. This Virtual Internship Program by CTE not only enriches students’ skills but also aligns perfectly with our mission of fostering innovation and skill development. We are proud to support initiatives that bridge the gap between education and industry needs, ensuring our students are well-equipped for the challenges of tomorrow.”
Dr. Ravi Gujjula, Chief General Manager – Technical, APSSDC, commended the initiative, stating, “APSSDC is proud to be a part of this initiative, which bridges the gap between education and industry needs. The Virtual Internship Program in Cybersecurity by CTE empowers students with practical expertise, enabling them to make meaningful contributions to the cybersecurity sector.”
The program facilitates close collaboration with experienced mentors from the Security Operations Center team. These mentors will provide guidance, support, and valuable insights, allowing interns to engage in diverse cybersecurity projects, including threat analysis and incident response.
Participants will receive a certificate upon completing the program, recognizing their expertise and enhancing their professional profiles. CTE looks forward to witnessing the growth and success of the participants, confident that this program will pave the way for a promising future in cybersecurity.