May 10, 2017

Providing Military Veterans with a second career in Cyber & Security: Pilot Project helps bridge skills gap!

Toronto, ON –
The CATA Cyber Council, a collaboration between public and private sector industry leaders recently announced their 2017 mandate which focuses on driving progress through focusing on three key areas of concern and opportunity for Canada—the skilled labor shortage, growth and economic prosperity for Canada through the advancement of cyber security, and advocacy and public awareness

As part of the commitment of moving the needle forward for Canada, the CATA Cyber Council in cooperation with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will be announcing a pilot project at CATA’s Innovation Gala  (on May 17th in Ottawa) which will provide veterans with an opportunity to use their military skills and training in apprenticeship job placements with leading Canadian public and private sector employers.

“The skilled labour shortage in the cyber security industry is a global dilemma and we believe this pilot initiative will begin to address the immediate needs of the Canadian marketplace while serving as the foundation for expanding Canada’s expertise and capabilities in the long-term” says Katherine Thompson, CATA’s Cyber Council Founder and Chair.

CATA CEO, John Reid, added,  “This is also a wonderful example of the potential and impact of collaboration between the public and private sectors. The dedication, integrity and commitment of the Canadian military community to this project has been overwhelming. ”


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