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WORKFORCE & SKILLS

 

ALIGNING SCHOOLS, SKILLS AND JOBS.

 

CyberNB is empowering the next generation by spearheading initiatives that connect education and training to digital social issues and job prospects. Through a holistic approach that starts in elementary school, career pathways are now in place across all education levels in New Brunswick, where students are learning about opportunities and ethics related to tech from an early age.

 

 

 

 

 

Cisco’s Networking Academy

 

Helping students thrive in the digital workforce

 

CyberNB, in partnership with New Brunswick’s Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and Cisco Canada, launched a new cybersecurity curriculum designed to narrow the digital skills gap in the province.

 

  • Starting in September 2021, the program will equip students across the province with cybersecurity skills and industry-recognized credentials through the Cisco Networking Academy, with topics including Intro to Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Essentials, Networking Essentials and more.
  • The virtual program is available in French and English for students in grades nine through 12. The entire course takes up to 255 hours to complete, and includes modules, hands-on labs, quizzes, activities, and exams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CYWARIA: League North


An immersive cybersecurity challenge 

 

Cywaria: League North is an interactive cyberwar game that puts Gr. 11 & 12 students on the front-line to tackle real-world cyber attack scenarios. This engaging platform is designed to teach students by replicating real-life cyber threats.


Faced with the latest cyber-attack scenarios this competitive gaming environment breeds excitement, giving students a unique insight into the dynamic nature of the cyber world. Designed to keep students engaged and by simulating real-life threats the challenging scenarios help them to learn valuable skills that will give them a head start in the cyber world.  

 

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Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y)

 

Connecting youth to paid internships and meaningful employment. 

 

CyberNB was proud to be awarded the Digital Skills 4 Youth (DS4Y) contract by the Government of Canada in 2021 for the second year in a row. This paid internship program helps connect young graduates with meaningful digital-based jobs in Canadian companies. As the provincial delivery organization for DS4Y, CyberNB will place recent graduates in paying, promising positions with industry partners.

 

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Cyber Bootcamp


Providing digital up-skilling for people with non-technical backgrounds.

 

Cyber Bootcamp is an intensive 12-week program brought to you by CyberNB and Canadian tech education leader, Lighthouse Labs, designed to kick-start your cybersecurity career. 


The first Cyber Bootcamp cohort starts September 2021 for students across Canada. Upon completion, students receive a certificate and are paired with employers to break into the booming cybersecurity industry, which boasts the lowest unemployment rates in the country and across the globe. 

 

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High School Programs


Creating exceptional workforce and learning opportunities for youth.

 

CyberNB has developed programs for high school students that help them prepare for the world–and jobs–of the future: 

 

  • Cybersecurity & Technical Support 110/Cybersecurity 120: These advanced courses replace outdated tech curricula to introduce and explore topics around network and cybersecurity through academic and practical learning opportunities. 
  • Mentorship and Virtual Co-Op 120: Working virtually with a cybersecurity company, students meet via video conference for 1-2 hours a week while working on related assignments and projects. This program has led to job opportunities as students transition to post-secondary and career paths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K-8 Programs

 

Sparking early interest in cybersecurity and technology.

 

CyberNB is driving cybersecurity education in K-8 classrooms across New Brunswick.

 

  • Cyber Immunization Program: Through a series of fun activities, this school program explores cybersecurity, digital literacy, and online ethics. Featuring CyBear and Reverse, CyberNB mascots who champion digital citizenship and safety, it includes lesson plans and our “Timeout” graphic novel. Offered in English and French in two learning levels (K-5 and 6-8), we’ve delivered it to over 5,000 students in N.B. and P.E.I. Our vision is to take the program national, to students across Canada, and we anticipate future opportunities to license and export to other countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about exciting initiatives from CyberNB’s Workforce & Skills group, or to learn how to get involved, contact

Dillon Donahue, dillon.donahue@cybernb.ca.