WASHINGTON, DC, September 21, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — To help empower the growing cybersecurity workforce in the US and Canada, EC-Council University (ECCU) has partnered with Bay River College (BRC), Canada. As a part of this agreement, students can transfer their credits earned between ECCU and BRC.
Canada has seen a significant increase in demand for cybersecurity professionals over the last few years and its government has created an extensive plan to be a secure cyber nation. In 2019, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre reported that $98M was taken from Canadians by cybercriminals. Globally, Cybersecurity Ventures predicts cybercrime is expected to reach $6 trillion by 2021. A recent study by the Information Communications Technology Council (ICTC) revealed that Canada will need to fill approximately 100,000 cybersecurity jobs by 2022. Among those in-demand jobs include ethical hackers and threat intelligence practitioners.
The purpose of this partnership is to introduce cybersecurity education through ECCU’s undergraduate courses to the students of BRC and to address the growing concern of cybersecurity in Canada. By leveraging ECCU’s world class cybersecurity curriculum, this partnership will create a skilled cybersecurity workforce at the undergraduate level of BRC. ECCU and BRC are both committed to serving their students with the best that industry can offer, the learning and development of students being the main priority for both institutions.
“The need for skilled professionals is a global issue. We know that collaboration and partnership is key to creating a job-ready highly skilled workforce. Bay River is an important part of our goal to help mitigate both Canada’s and our global demand for cybersecurity professionals who are needed to protect our economies, our critical infrastructure and our citizens,” said Heather MacLean, Country Manager at EC-Council University.
“We are excited to partner with EC-Council University. This agreement will not only help the students of Bay River College learn and develop necessary cybersecurity skills but will also make them industry-ready with the inclusion of the industry certifications within their courses,” says Arshad Mahmood, President and CEO, Bay River College.
About EC-Council University
EC-Council University is dedicated to creating superior educational programs in the discipline of cybersecurity. The programs will equip graduates with the knowledge to assess the latest IT security risks and expert skills to handle them successfully. The university offers bachelor’s and master’s programs. The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity (BSCS) gives required exposure, builds cybersecurity skills, and develops leadership abilities that help any candidate to grow as a cybersecurity professional. Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSCS) makes you an expert in desired skills and helps you in gaining domain knowledge to stand ahead in the competition.
ECCU is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and is also an acknowledged member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
ECCU has industry practitioners as faculty members who also serve as mentors for the students when they aspire to get into cybersecurity. The iLabs facility from the university helps in gaining hands-on practice for students.
For more information visit https://www.eccu.edu
About Bay River College
Bay River College is a Canadian private career college located in Calgary, Alberta. The college is a member of the Alberta Association of Career Colleges and the National Association of Career Colleges. Founded in 2014 as Evergreen College Calgary, the institute was rebranded as Bay River College in 2018.