MEET THE DEMAND FOR HIGHLY SKILLED CYBERPROFESSIONALS

Your employees can complete our accelerated CISSP prep program in just 30 weeks.*

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Fill Critical Cybersecurity
Talent Gaps

Fill Critical Cybersecurity Talent Gaps

Maximize Resources

Increase your return on educational investment (ROEI).

Develop Talent

Promote from within, and save costs on external recruitment.

Retain Employees

Build a highly engaged and aligned workforce.

Strengthen Employee Skills to Combat Cybersecurity Threats

Purdue Global is partnering with businesses like yours to create custom cybersecurity education for employees. We can provide tailored degree programs for IT professionals.

Comprehensive

We provide CISSP and CEH certification preparation, antihacking educational programs, and curriculum to support other in-demand qualifications and capabilities.

Personalized

Purdue Global can create a custom cybersecurity employee education program to fulfill a certification requirement or offer your employees an opportunity to complete their degree.

Effective

We provide educational solutions to solve talent gaps across the information technology field.

What Our Cybersecurity Education Partners Think

Cybersecurity News and Insights

  • Case Study
    Customized Education Solutions for the Cybersecurity Industry

    We recently partnered with ManTech International Corporation to provide tailored course offerings that prepare ManTech employees for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. We can help your organization as well.

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    The Cybersecurity Talent Gap Is Growing

    With growing concerns about the nation's urgent talent shortage in this critical field, Purdue Global is partnering with industry leaders to educate cybersecurity professionals and help empower our digital society to use the internet safely and securely.

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  • Video
    Purdue Global Education Solutions For The Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

    Chris Wheedleton of Purdue Global and Karen Gardner of ManTech recently co-presented at the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) 2018 Symposium in Houston, TX, on the strategic benefits of building tailored employee education programs to help bridge the skills gap in cybersecurity and IT.

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As your strategic partner, Purdue Global can help you identify critical talent gaps and address specific cybersecurity workforce needs.

Purdue Global IT Educational Professionals

When you establish an educational partnership with Purdue Global, you will have access to a team of experts with years of service and experience in your field. Click on a photo to learn more about our leadership and contact information.
Chris Wheedleton
Chris Wheedleton
Vice President, Strategic Corporate and Community Partnerships

Vice President, Strategic Corporate and Community Partnerships
Email: chris.wheedleton@purdueglobal.edu
Phone: 202-805-3696

As vice president of corporate and community partnerships, Chris Wheedleton leads the effort to bridge the skill gaps that corporate and community organizations have identified as areas of great need. Chris earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from Pennsylvania State University and his Master of Business Administration with a focus in education leadership from Johns Hopkins University.

In previous roles, Chris served in escalating leadership roles in corporate America with Nabisco, Kraft, and Pepsi, as well as in education with EdisonLearning, Sylvan Learning, and the University of Maryland. His combination of experience in corporate as well as multilevel education environments enables him to drive strategy and partnership development that leads to positive growth outcomes for both the organization and the individuals who make it happen.

Chris Wheedleton
Vice President, Strategic Corporate and Community Partnerships
Karmen  Spear
Karmen Spear
Executive Director, National Partnerships

Executive Director, National Partnerships
Email: karmen.spear@purdueglobal.edu
Phone: 717-377-0251

Karmen Spear is a strategic, results-oriented leader who works closely with our corporate and community partners as executive director, national partnerships. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University), graduating summa cum laude, and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Leadership and Management with a concentration in human resources. With a keen understanding of gainful employment and career services, Karmen is able to offer our corporate partners a student’s viewpoint as well as that of a senior manager in corporate America. Focused on leadership, mentoring, and providing options for traditional and nontraditional students, Karmen understands how to drive change and embrace transformation in business.

Karmen previously served as vice president of operations with Citi and Costco, and as a senior manager and leadership specialist for organizations such as American Express and MasterCard. She has also worked extensively in higher education with Kaplan Test Prep, supporting the admissions process and career services.

Karmen Spear
Executive Director, National Partnerships
Chris Motz
Chris Motz
Executive Director, Regional Partnerships

Executive Director, Regional Partnerships
Email: chris.motz@purdueglobal.edu
Phone: 301-739-2680

As executive director for strategic regional partnerships, Chris Motz leads the effort to bridge the skill gaps that corporate and community organizations have identified as areas of great need. Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Huntington College, a Master of Divinity from Huntington College Graduate School of Christian Ministries, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education from Ball State University. Chris is also a graduate of the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and is currently enrolled in the Executive Juris Doctor program at Concord Law School of Purdue University Global.

In previous roles, Chris served as president of Hagerstown Business College, Kaplan College, and as an area president for Kaplan University. His combined experience in higher education and multilevel education environments enables him to drive strategy and partnership development that leads to positive growth outcomes for both the organization and the individuals who make it happen.

Chris Motz
Executive Director, Regional Partnerships
Matthew Cote
Matthew Cote
Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships
Email: mcote@purdueglobal.edu

As executive director, strategic partnerships, Matt Cote leads the effort to provide educational solutions to the corporate business community and community college systems in the northeast region of the United States. Over the past decade, Matt has served in various positions in higher education, including admissions and operations, and most recently served as a campus president for the Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) Augusta, Maine, campus. His passion for higher education and workforce development drives him to meet the unique business needs of each client across all industries.  

Matt is very active in the communities across New England and serves as a board member of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Organizational Studies from the University of Southern Maine, and his Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University.

Matthew Cote
Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships

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Learn more about our tailored cybersecurity employee education solutions. Fill out the form below, call us at 800-811-9819, or email education.partnerships@purdueglobal.edu.

NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Program consists of three, 10-week courses. Completion time does not include standard term break weeks. Program will take longer for individuals who fail and need to retake a course.

Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.