ImpactAlpha, September 2 – There will be an estimated 1.8 million unfulfilled cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. next year. That makes the industry a candidate for Achieve Partners’ Putting America Back to Work fund, which addresses critical skills gaps in the U.S. by buying companies in high-demand fields and developing apprenticeship programs.
Achieve acquired Metmox, a provider of security services for Fortune 500 companies, to bring new workers into the cybersecurity field.
“The cybersecurity infrastructure of businesses and governments alike will remain vulnerable until we’re able to train the workers who can act as our first line of defense,” said Achieve’s Aanand Radia.
Fast out of the gate
Achieve, which closed the $180 million Putting America Back to Work fund in June, has made three acquisitions in the past month. Freedom Learning Group upskills military spouses and veterans. Cloud for Good trains Salesforce developers for the nonprofit and education sectors.
Achieve also acquired Optimum Healthcare IT in July to address the digital skills gap in healthcare.