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Rabu, 29 Juli 2020 21:24:00

NTUC LearningHub and Cybint Launch Singapore's First Immersive Cybersecurity Bootcamp for Building a Pipeline of Job-Ready Cybersecurity Professionals

Accelerated training programme, supported by the TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA), strengthens Singaporeís efforts to develop the nationís cybersecurity workforce
SINGAPORE - 28 July 2020 - Singapore's leading continuing education and training provider, NTUC LearningHub (NTUC LHUB) and international cyber education leader Cybint have launched the Cybint Bootcamp in Singapore, offering an accelerated path for Singaporeans seeking a promising new career in cybersecurity.

Developed by experts using military training methodologies from the Israel Defence Force, the Cybint Bootcamp is an intensive, 12-week immersive training programme that equips professionals to be job-ready to enter the cybersecurity workforce. Globally, the Cybint Bootcamp has over 90% career placement rate with graduates securing jobs at top-tier organisations such as Airbus and Orange, and Managed Security Service (MSS) providers.

In Singapore, the Cybint Bootcamp will be offered exclusively through NTUC LHUB and is supported under the Tech Immersion and Placement Programme (TIPP), under the Techskills Accelerator (TeSA) initiative. This will be the first cybersecurity immersive training supported by TIPP and it aims to successfully build a robust pipeline of cybersecurity professionals to support Singapore's ambitions to be a cybersecurity hub.

Leveraging the strengths of NTUC LHUB and Cybint, participants in this programme will undergo expert-led classes leveraging Cybint's learning platform, as well as career guidance and job preparation support from NTUC LHUB. To facilitate job placements for those looking for a career in cybersecurity upon graduating from the bootcamp, NTUC LHUB will support learners beyond the classroom through personalised career coaching and mentoring sessions with experienced mentors. NTUC LHUB's dedicated industry outreach and engagement unit will also organise virtual career fairs and leverage their recruitment platform to help bootcamp graduates land a job with their newly gained skills.

Subsidies are available to Singaporeans who intend to undergo a career switch to cybersecurity to take on entrant-level jobs in cybersecurity, in the areas such as Cybersecurity Operations, Incidence Response, Threat Analysis and Cyber Forensics. The topics covered in the Cybint Bootcamp are aligned with the Skills Framework for Infocomm Technology in Singapore as well as the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework in the US.

"We are heartened that Cybint and LHUB are partnering to groom cybersecurity talent," said Chief Executive, IMDA, Lew Chuen Hong. "This bootcamp will allow more Singaporeans to gain tech skills in the growing cybersecurity field. As Singapore charts its way for economic recovery, we will step-up to create more jobs and opportunities for our people in the digital economy, through upskilling and reskilling. IMDA encourages more partners to come forward to work with us and provide a good diversity of tech jobs and training opportunities for Singaporeans."

This is Cybint and NTUC LHUB's second collaboration. NTUC LHUB partnered with Cybint last year to offer Cybint's Cyber Security Protection Program (CSPC) -- an expert-led cybersecurity training course that upskills and builds additional proficiency in professionals with cyber experience. To date, the programme has trained over 1,000 professionals in Singapore through the short course format.

"In the New Normal, digitalisation will accelerate and so will the risks of cyberthreats. As a Smart Nation with a high level of digital connectivity, cybersecurity is a national priority and Singapore needs world-class cybersecurity talent so that we can all thrive in the digital economy safely and confidently," said NTUC LHUB CEO, Kwek Kok Kwong. "To ensure our workers are prepared, we work with leading global partners such as Cybint to ensure that cutting-edge knowledge is accessible. We are confident that this bootcamp with Cybint will be a new form of world-class, accelerated training in cybersecurity. Importantly, there are promising job opportunities in this domain. Given Cybint's proven record of job placements for its graduates globally and our network in Singapore, we are excited to grow this partnership with Cybint to prepare more Singapore workers for jobs in this emerging field."

"Having established our Cybint Singapore office late last year, we have been pleased to enjoy a long-standing relationship with LHUB, a known leader in workforce skills training," said Roy Zur, Cybint Founder and CEO. "Our partnership has been very successful in supporting those in the cyber field and we're pleased to evolve our relationship and look forward to more growth and success in the Southeast Asia region." (*).

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