It was recently announced that New Brunswick in Canada would offer high school students the opportunity to follow a three-year bilingual cybersecurity skills program.
Indeed, the program is a collaboration between the province, Cisco, and CyberNB, aiming to improve the digital skills of the province. By doing so, New Brunswick aims to become one of the leading centres for cybersecurity in Canada as well as be able to keep up with the ever-growing demand for cybersecurity jobs.
The program will offer the graduates an industry-recognized credential as a Cisco-certified Cyber Ops Associate. They will also have the possibility to earn badges for passing Introduction to Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Essentials, Networking Essentials and more.
Hence, the students will acquire vital skills and experience that will help them step into a job. Besides, with the program, the province is trying to fill the tech skills gap, especially in cybersecurity.