Boston Business School (BBS), a training academy in Singapore, is launching new state-of-the-art programmes to train, upskill, and reskill people to work in highly sought after technology roles.
With rapid digitalisation, the role of cybersecurity has become paramount. Demand to fill cybersecurity jobs is highest in Singapore, and an average salary tops $100,000 per annum, according to recent research by Techshielder.
BBS will thus be offering programmes that upskill individuals to become a Cyber Advance Malware Analyst Investigator, work in Cyber Security and Incident Response, and Practical Cyber Forensics Investigation. Another programme will upskill or reskill employees in as little as six months to work as Cybersecurity Analysts. BBS also plans to introduce programmes that teach skills to work in OT security, threat hunting, and threat intelligence.
The programmes are aligned with industry-recognized certification from organisations such as Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), and the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).
These programmes will be taught in purpose-built classrooms, and in a hybrid format, online.
To launch the curricula for the tech education practice, BBS will be partnering with Wawiwa. Wawiwa Tech Training has helped establish similar tech training academies across the world, drawing from their experience working with tech companies in Israel, a place globally renowned for its research and development, cybersecurity, and technology companies. Wawiwa perfected methodologies used in the Israeli army to train new soldiers with no technological experience to become savvy professionals who work in programming, data science, and cybersecurity within a few months.
Their proprietary Job-Effective Training (JET) design training methodology makes sure that the training experience feels a lot like everyday work at the future job role. Over 70% of graduates from Wawiwa’s cybersecurity programmes have found relevant employment in the private and public sectors.
To ensure local industry relevance, BBS engaged industry partners, such as Qavar and Choco Up, to provide advice on the programme content which prepares graduates to work in local industry upon programme completion. BBS also set up an advisory board of renowned experts in the cybersecurity field, notably Eugene Ching, MD of Qavar Security, along with Efrat Rahat, an eminent figure in tech human resources (tech HR), to offer insights when developing the tech curricula.
Several highly qualified, deeply experienced industry experts have been appointed to teach the new programmes at purpose-built facilities situated at The Plaza, on Beach Road. The trainers have decades of industry experience as experts in cybersecurity, data analytics, cloud applications, AI, and solutions architecture, among other skills.
BBS tech programmes may be undertaken part time to enable students to study keeping their employment, or full time so that anyone who wants to rapidly upskill may do so.
To help fresh and mid-career graduates find internships and jobs, BBS has an established career counselling department and is already collaborating with local companies on career opportunities.