NTUC LearningHub and Cybint launch cyber-security bootcamp

NTUC LearningHub 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 cyber-security.

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 cyber-security workforce.

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 cyber-security immersive training supported by TIPP and it aims to successfully build a robust pipeline of cyber-security professionals to support Singapore’s ambitions to be a cyber-security 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 cyber-security 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.

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 cyber-security talent,” said Chief Executive, IMDA, Lew Chuen Hong. “This bootcamp will allow more Singaporeans to gain tech skills in the growing cyber-security 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,” he concludes.

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 cyber-security training course that upskills and builds additional proficiency in professionals with cyber experience.

“In the New Normal, digitalisation will accelerate and so will the risks of cyber-threats. As a Smart Nation with a high level of digital connectivity, cyber-security is a national priority and Singapore needs world-class cyber-security talent so that we can all thrive in the digital economy safely and confidently,” said NTUC LHUB CEO, Kwek Kok Kwong.