The number and power of cybercriminal threats such as phishing, malware, ransomware and application vulnerabilities, a larger IT footprint caused by the growing internet of things, multiple platforms, innovations such as facial recognition and increased reliance on technology, has significantly escalated the need for cyber professionals to defend against those threats in the years ahead.
According to U.S. News & World Report, cybersecurity is 7th on a list of the 100 best jobs in 2017. The need for IT security has never been greater and the demand for IT Security professionals will grow increasingly in the years to come.
CultureLink’s IT Security Bridge Training Program offers internationally-trained professionals with an understanding of information technology the opportunity to obtain an entry level position in the well-paid profession of IT Security. Participants will get CISSP training, mentoring, networking opportunities, help with resumes and interviews, insight into the Canadian workplace and job strategies they can use to find jobs in their field. Although the training only takes 3 weeks, you’ll be able to access all of our other supports for the duration of the program.
WHO SHOULD JOIN?
As a Student:
- Permanent residents or those who are in the process of becoming permanent residents and convention refugees
- Have some background in IT or coding
- Good English (CLB-7/8)
As a Mentor
- with at least three years of work experience in Canada
- knowledgeable about the CISSP Certificate and what is required to pass the test
- complete a three-hour mandatory training
- commit 35 volunteer hours for the next six months
To sign up for the course, please fill out the registration form and contact Julia Wang at 416.588.6288, x240 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or assistance.
1st April 9-27 (registration deadline: March 23)
2nd May 21-June 8 *(May 21st is Victoria Day) (registration deadline: May 4)
3rd July 2-July 20 (registration deadline: June 15)
4th Aug 13-31 (registration deadline: July 27)
5th Sept 24- Oct 12 *(Oct 8th is Thanksgiving) (registration deadline: September 7)
6th Oct 29- Nov 16 (registration deadline: October 12)
7th December 3- 21 (registration deadline: November 16)
8th Jan 14- Feb 1 (registration deadline: December 28)
9th Feb 25-Mar 15 (registration deadline: February 8)
1st Apr 1-19 * (Apr 19th is Good Friday) registration deadline: March 15)
2nd May 13-May 31 * (May 20th is Victoria Day) (registration deadline: April 26)
3rd June 24-July 12 * (July 1st is Canada Day) (registration deadline: June 7)
4th Aug 5-23 * (Aug 5th is Civic Holiday) (registration deadline: July 19)
5th Sept 16- Oct 4 (registration deadline: August 30)
6th Oct 28- Nov 15 (registration deadline: October 11)
7th Dec 2- Dec 20 (registration deadline: November 15)
8th Jan 13- Jan 31 (registration deadline: December 27)
9th Feb 24-Mar 13 (registration deadline: February 7)