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Immersive Labs, the UK cyber security company that seeks to develop talent through a cloud-based cyber training and assessment platform, is extending its Students’ Digital Cyber Academy (SDCA) to individuals in full or part-time study in Canada. Students there can sign up for free and work through interactive browser-based labs on the platform to develop cyber skills and apply for jobs once certain skills have been achieved.
With demand for cyber talent in Canada increasing by an estimated 7pc annually, according to a recent report from Deloitte, and an estimated 5,000-plus cybersecurity roles to fill between 2018 and 2021, the SDCA seeks to tap into the next generation cyber talent. It is aimed at employers seeking to fill entry level jobs, offer internships, apprenticeships or bursaries as they can also advertise these roles and recruit based on cyber skills validated through the platform.
James Hadley, CEO of Immersive Labs said: “The SDCA can be accessed by any Immersive Labs enterprise customers looking to grow cyber talent within their global teams. The student versions of our Digital Cyber Academies give organizations exclusive access to a wider talent pool as well as unlimited job advertising and the ability to pre-qualify candidates. Jobs are unlocked based on skills alone, removing unconscious bias and increasing diversity.”
It’s already available to students in the UK, US, Singapore and Australia. Hadley added, “We already have more than 2,000 students using our platform globally and we’re seeing that number grow every day, not only helping upskill and educate those using the platform, but offering our enterprise customers a fantastic and diverse pool of cyber talent as well.”