As a welder, 30-year-old Richard Hobson, spent his days fusing metals together to create secure joints. Today he is an intern working on securing Morgan Stanley's data.
"We are looking for any vulnerabilities, any threats that can compromise personal information and data that is highly regarded in that organization," he said.
Hobson is a graduate of a program developed by the security giant Symantec and the nonprofit NPower. Called SC3, (Symantec Cyber Career Connection), the program aims to train a pipeline of workers who could eventually become cyberspecialists, a rapidly growing area of the tech world.
"Over the last five years, there's been a 90 percent increase in demand for cybersecurity professionals," said Matthew Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass Technologies, which analyzes jobs data. "That's three times the growth that we've seen for IT jobs overall."