Safal Partners

A management consulting firm that partners with educators, turning passion into excellent education outcomes. Safal” in Sanskrit: “Good Outcomes”

Safal, meaning “good outcomes” in Sanskrit, is a mission-driven education consulting firm that provides strategy and project management expertise to bridge the gap between ideas and outcomes. We bring deep domain knowledge in the charter sector, human capital management systems, and next generation learning. Founded in 2010, Safal Partners has grown in scale and scope and developed a track record of success in engagements with some of the most influential organizations in education reform. Safal’s founder and President, Mukta Pandit, brings prior experiences from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and McKinsey and Co. Safal is currently managing the National Charter School Resource Center and providing content expertise for the Center for Educator Effectiveness, both funded by the federal Department of Education. Other recent clients include foundations (e.g., Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Houston Endowment, and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation); state and district agencies (e.g., Houston ISD, Rhode Island DoE); and non-profits (e.g., Teach for America Houston, Education Pioneers, Educate Texas).

05/07/2021

Our deepest gratitude goes out to all the amazing #educators who we're honored to support through our work. Every week is #TeacherAppreciationWeeK2021 in our books! #ThankATeacher

Our deepest gratitude goes out to all the amazing #educators who we're honored to support through our work. Every week is #TeacherAppreciationWeeK2021 in our books! #ThankATeacher

04/15/2021

The Safal family celebrates National #PurpleUp Day to recognize the #MonthOfTheMilitaryChild. We're honored to support #military families through our work with U.S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment Training Service (VETS) and Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Today, we recognize the resilience and sacrifice of military children. #MOMC #HireVets

The Safal family celebrates National #PurpleUp Day to recognize the #MonthOfTheMilitaryChild. We're honored to support #military families through our work with U.S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment Training Service (VETS) and Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Today, we recognize the resilience and sacrifice of military children. #MOMC #HireVets

What Does It Take To Be a Cybersecurity Researcher? 04/12/2021

What Does It Take To Be a Cybersecurity Researcher?

Looking to get into #cybersecurity? This article summarizes what is required to be a cybersecurity researcher. An #apprenticeship program can be a great way to start your #career in cybersecurity or upskill to transition into a new role, read more here: https://tinyurl.com/2dfxjkum #cloudsecurity #cybersecurityapprenticeships #talentpipeline

What Does It Take To Be a Cybersecurity Researcher? Cybersecurity professionals spend their lives dissecting code and analyzing incident reports to discover how to stop the bad guys.

Cybersecurity Hiring – Rethink Traditional Talent Channels 03/30/2021

Cybersecurity Hiring – Rethink Traditional Talent Channels

Is your organization hiring? Are you open to new #pathways to finding and keeping talent? Join Safal Partners and industry partners CyberUp and Cyber Future Foundation on April 19th at 8:00am PST | 10:00am CST | 11:00am EST for a live chat to understand the benefits of how an apprenticeship program can augment your #hiring needs and improve efficiency in the process. RSVP here: https://lnkd.in/dftrSrJ #cybersecurity #cloudsecurity #apprenticeships #traininganddevelopment #workforcedevelopment

Cybersecurity Hiring – Rethink Traditional Talent Channels Innovation is happening every day, specifically in cybersecurity – cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and quantum are a few examples. It’s no secret that skillsets from 10 years ago need to evolve to match the newer technologies a...

Home | HIREVets Medallion 03/22/2021

Home | HIREVets Medallion

Safal Partners is committed to hiring, investing in and supporting #Veterans both as an employer and through our work to support federal and state contracts. If your organization recruits and hires Veterans, get national recognition for your important work by applying for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award program. Check it out and apply today! https://www.hirevets.gov/

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03/18/2021

Resume Writing Workshop

As a national U.S. Department of Labor industry intermediary Safal Partners, Cybersecurity Think Tank, and Cyber Future Foundation was privileged to team up with Minorities in Cybersecurity for an online workshop aimed at helping more minority candidates prepare for and enter the #cybersecurity #workforce. Those interested in learning more can view today’s workshop here: https://lnkd.in/e7zvgzW) or contact us at cyber.safalpartners.com. #CybersecurityTalentPipeline #CybersecurityApprenticeship #CyJobs #RegisteredApprenticeship #RAP

Minorities in Cybersecurity 03/09/2021

Minorities in Cybersecurity

Want to update your resume for a #cybersecurity role? Join Minorities in Cybersecurity on March 17 for a Resume Workshop. U.S. Department of Labor #cybersecurity Industry Intermediaries Safal Partners and Cyber Future Foundation will be joining to help! RSVP here: https://lnkd.in/esmMx5x #cloudsecurity #cybersecuritytraining #cyberapprenticeship #cybersecuritytalentpipeline

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IT Round Table 03/03/2021

IT Round Table

#Texas employers: join a virtual roundtable featuring our #RegisteredApprenticeshipProgram & other #TX #cybersecurity and #tech employers. Learn how to join our #RAP and access free technical assistance. The event is March 17 from 10 AM-Noon CST. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/wx3kk6uc #CyberTalentPipeline #CyJobs #Cyberworkforce #cybersecurityapprenticeship

IT Round Table Helping your organization attain new Cybersecurity Skills and finding new talent in the IT field

Approved CTE Programs of Study | Texas Education Agency 02/23/2021

Approved CTE Programs of Study | Texas Education Agency

Texas Education Agency recently updated its programs of study to include #CTE innovative courses. Safal helped create these course sequences that prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in their chosen career. https://tinyurl.com/1dnu290p #CTEmonth

Approved CTE Programs of Study | Texas Education Agency The At-a-Glance files have been updated for the 2020-2021 school year. The documents now include newly developed CTE innovative courses and Technology Applications courses.

02/12/2021

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February is #CTEMonth! Safal is proud to support CTE programs in Texas and nationwide. To celebrate #CTEMonth, check out our literature review with resources for #CTE #educators to support youth transitioning from the foster care system to adulthood https://tinyurl.com/2uuowx6j

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I graduated from Job Corps. What’s next? 02/02/2021

I graduated from Job Corps. What’s next?

Wondering how Job Corps can help you succeed in your dream career? Check out this video of Ottumwa Job Corps graduates talking about just that! tinyurl.com/38ajxo2f. Safal is proud to lead efforts for the Job Corps National Office to support the shift to virtual learning at 121 centers across the nation. #CareersBeginHere

I graduated from Job Corps. What’s next? Looking for reasons to attend Job Corps? Wondering how it can help you succeed in your dream career? Check out this video of Ottumwa Job Corps graduates talk...

[01/29/21]   Congratulations to our newest U.S. Department of Labor #RAP expansion contract partner CyberUp on the state's recognition of their contribution to #workforcedevelopment!! #cyberapprenticeship #apprenticeship #CyJobs #talentpipeline

SANS-HBCU Cyber Range Competition: Black History Month Edition | SANS Institute | HBCU 01/22/2021

SANS-HBCU Cyber Range Competition: Black History Month Edition | SANS Institute | HBCU

As part of our U.S. Department of Labor national industry intermediary work to expand #cybersecurity #apprenticeship opportunities for #minorities we're thrilled to partner with @MinoritiesinCybersecurity and support #HBCUs. #cybertalentpipeline #RAP #CyJobs https://lnkd.in/eAVwgGs

SANS-HBCU Cyber Range Competition: Black History Month Edition | SANS Institute | HBCU Join the SANS-HBCU Cyber Range: Black History Month Edition competition Feb 19 - 22nd.

01/12/2021

We're pleased to support CyberUp as part of our U.S. Department of Labor national industry intermediary #apprenticeship expansion contract. All #veterans and spouses are encouraged to check out their free training program for #cybersecurity careers.

We're pleased to support CyberUp as part of our U.S. Department of Labor national industry intermediary #apprenticeship expansion contract. All #veterans and spouses are encouraged to check out their free training program for #cybersecurity careers.

dol.gov 01/05/2021

Apprenticeship Case Studies | U.S. Department of Labor

Great start to 2021! On 12.17.20, the Women's Bureau (WB) joined U.S. Department of Commerce and other U.S. Department of Labor agencies in a virtual dialogue with the Swiss Embassy and the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation. Experts discussed the #WANTO grant program and the WB's Case-Based Resource Guide, written by Safal & our project partners Maher & Maher https://lnkd.in/e7JArrF #womenapprenticeship #apprenticeship

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12/15/2020

Happy Holidays from the Safal family!

brighttalk.com 12/04/2020

Cloud Security in 2021

#COVID rapidly accelerated the need for skilled #cybersecurity talent at a time when the industry was already facing a #workforce shortage and skills gap. How are companies responding? What is the next evolution in long-term talent planning? Safal Partners and our trade association partner, Cyber Future Foundation, are working to create sustainable solutions for companies in every sector seeking cyber talent.

Register now for the Monday, December 7th "Closing Cybersecurity Skills Gaps" webinar featuring cybersecurity experts including Diana Kelley, former Cybersecurity Field CTO for Microsoft; Malcolm Harkins, Chief Trust Officer for Cymatic; Ryan Clarque, Senior Manager, Global Cybersecurity at Levi Strauss & Co; and Mary N. Chaney, Esq., CISSP, CIPP/US. #CyberTalentPipeline #RegisteredApprenticeship #CyJobs #CyberWorkforce

https://www.brighttalk.com/webinar/closing-cybersecurity-skills-gap-with-customized-training-and-untapped-talent/?utm_source=brighttalk-growth&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=thought-leader&utm_content=none&utm_term=multicloudalliance

brighttalk.com Forester is forecasting cloud security spending to grow to $3.5 billion by 2021, and organizations worldwide are expecting to see effective results from their investment. Join industry leaders as they discuss how the rapid shift to the cloud has resulted in countless vulnerabilities and challenges f...

[11/11/20]   As we celebrate #Veterans today, we recognize that they are uniquely poised to meet America's critical #cybersecurity needs. Safal Partners and Cyber Future Foundation are helping accelerate Veterans entry into #CyberApprenticeshipPrograms. #VeteransDay2020 #NAW2020 #CyJobs #RegisteredApprenticeship

11/11/2020

Happy #VeteransDay2020! Safal Partners honors all who served. We especially want to recognize those individuals who have risked their lives for the freedom of our nation. Safal is proud to support #Veterans on several projects. We currently support the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (VETS) develop and monitor #VETS programs’ performance and #policy support services.

nationalcyberwatch.org 11/11/2020

Innovations in Cybersecurity Education : National CyberWatch Center

It's national #cybersecurity #careerawareness week and the National CyberWatch Center announced that it's accepting nominations for "Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Awards and Recognition Program" - As the U.S. Department of Labor cybersecurity industry intermediary for #apprenticeship, Safal Partners encourages applications from #educators! #NAW2020 #cybercapacity #cyberapprenticeship #CyJobs
https://lnkd.in/g5ju3zi

nationalcyberwatch.org Share Your Innovations The Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Awards and Recognition Program is a vehicle where cybersecurity educators can share their advancements and innovations in their programs, accelerate adoption of new ideas throughout the academic community, and receive proper recogniti...

11/10/2020

Apprenticeship has proven to improve worker productivity, generate positive ROI, reduce turnover costs, and increase worker retention. Safal Partners has teamed up with Cyber Future Foundation to help companies meet their #cybersecurity #workforce needs through #apprenticeship. #NAW2020 #RegisteredApprenticeship #CyJobs #CybersecurityTalentPipeline

11/09/2020

Safal Partners was privileged to participate in the 5th annual Cyber Future Summit and kick off our #cybersecurity #apprenticeship program to build a future-proof #cyber talent pipeline! #NAW2020

11/05/2020

This year's Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) annual meeting had 200 participants, 37 sessions, and countless takeaways. While these #COVID19 times mean we could not be together in-person, our #virtual meeting enabled meaningful connections towards #IntensifyingImpact on the grant projects and for student outcomes. Thank you to leadership from Jennifer Dailey-Perkins and Kathleen Facon, our region leads, presenters, and participants who made this year's #IntensifyingImpact2020 meeting such a success! #DoDEAGrants #STEM #MilitaryStudents

[11/02/20]   Countdown to #NAW2020! Safal Partners is helping #cybersecurity employers build their talent pipeline with customized apprenticeship solutions. DM us to learn how we can provide free technical assistance, industry-validated training and incentive funding! #CyJobs #cyjobsglobal #talentpipeline #cyberapprenticeship

10/30/2020

Wishing everyone a healthy, safe, and Happy Halloween from the Safal Family! #Halloween2020 #SafalVirtualHalloween

[10/29/20]   #NAW2020 is around the corner. Did you know that 94% of apprentices remain full-time employees after completing an apprenticeship program? #Apprenticeship is a proven #careerpathway; Safal can show your firm how to employ the model to meet critical occupational needs. #CyJobs #cybersecurity #talentpipeline #cyberapprenticeship

10/28/2020

Join us at the 5th annual Cyber Future Summit starting today! #cybersecurity #cybercapacitybuilding #CyJobs #cyjobsglobal
https://cyberfuturesummit.com/

faa.gov 10/22/2020

Aviation and Space Education (AVSED) Airport Design Challenge

Register now for the Federal Aviation Administration Airport Design Challenge! K-12 student teams or individuals will use Microsoft Minecraft to design virtual airports, while getting lessons about airport design and #STEM based applied knowledge in math, engineering, and career development. Register by Oct. 25 and learn more here: https://lnkd.in/dw4yAxd

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dol.gov 10/08/2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards Over $22 Million to Industry Intermediaries to Support Continued Apprenticeship Expansion and Opportunity | U.S. Department of Labor

Safal is proud to be an Industry Intermediary as part of U.S. Department of Labor's $22 million investment to expand #apprenticeship opportunities in growing sectors across the country. Check out the press release here: https://tinyurl.com/yxgmwxfj #cybersecurity #apprenticeship #CyJobs #CyJobsglobal

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[09/25/20]   Coalition on Adult Basic Education is honoring #Texas' own Mayor Sylvester Turner with a "Legislative Champion Award" for being the only mayor in the country to establish an adult literacy office. Happy Adult Education and Family Literacy Week! #AdultEdLiteracyWeek

09/22/2020

Increasing Integrated Education and Training Opportunities for Adults – Resources Coming Soon!

Happy Adult Education and Family Literacy Week! Safal's Michelle Carson co-presented the "Increasing Integrated Education and Training Opportunities for Adults" session to Coalition on Adult Basic Education members. You can watch the presentation here: https://lnkd.in/gmpv3RQ
#AdultEdLiteracyWeek #adulteducation #educateandelevate #upskilling #reskilling #workforcedevelopment #talentpipeline #iet

Learn more about OCTAE’s project to increase the use of Integrated Education and Training across the country through providing technical assistance resources...

[08/18/20]   Congratulations to @JDaileyPerkins for being recognized as DoDEA's Employee of the Quarter for her tireless work to support educators and military-connected students during the #COVID19 pandemic! Read more about her work and award here: https://tinyurl.com/y3uo5gw2

dol.gov 07/15/2020

U.S. Department of Labor Announces the Availability of $4.1 Million in Funds to Support Women’s Participation In Apprenticeships and Nontraditional Occupations | U.S. Department of Labor

Excited to see that #USDOL announced the availability of $4.1 million in grant funding to increase opportunities for women to enter #apprenticeship and non-traditional occupations. Community-based organizations can apply by August 3, 2020. Learn more here: https://lnkd.in/dtVDdyQ. #womenapprenticeship

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[06/18/20]   Safal spoke with Tracey Ritchie, an 8th grade teacher in #TX, about her experiences with #DistanceLearning. The internet has changed education in many ways. "The fact that I can be here for my students during this difficult time means the world to me." #TeacherAppreciation #ThankATeacher https://lnkd.in/grgD-26

[06/09/20]   U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration will host a webinar on June 25th that introduces the Credential Attainment Decision Tree Tool built by Safal. It is designed to assist grantees with identifying credentials that meet #WIOA reporting requirements. To register for the webinar, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y9a52nno

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