Girls Do Cyber 2023 Broadcasts 40 New Scholarships

Women Do Cyber 2023 Announces 40 New Scholarships

Girls Do Cyber has introduced 40 new scholarships to mobilise and convey extra girls into cyber safety profession improvement alternatives from Might 2023.

The scholarship alternative may also provide girls in cyber mentoring help from established girls cyber practitioners and expertise leaders by the Cisco and Scotland Girls in Know-how (SWiT) networks.

Up to now, the programme has efficiently created greater than 20 girls graduates, kickstarting their cyber journey and making ready them to tackle cyber jobs, apprenticeships, and additional studying.

With this initiative Glasgow Caledonian College, in partnership with Cisco and SWiT, supported by funding from the Scottish Funding Council and the Nationwide Transition Coaching Fund, affords an accessible fastrack pathway to Graduate Apprenticeships in Cyber.

“The cyber abilities hole continues to develop in Scotland and globally, and contributing to that abilities hole is the shortage of variety within the cyber workforce,” Ketty Lawrence, SWiT Vice Chair stated. “Supporting extra girls to maneuver into cyber careers will each improve the dimensions of our workforce and the number of skillsets. That number of abilities is essential for rising innovation, productiveness and in the end making certain Scotland is a secure, safe, and resilient nation.”

Lawrence continued: “Girls face persistent limitations in accessing male dominated profession sectors and we’ve got to work collectively to assist overcome these. We’ve supported some wonderful girls to begin their cyber journey and listening to how empowered they’ve turn into makes all of the arduous work worthwhile.”

Versatile and accredited, the net examine alternatives are designed to construct information of the basics of cyber safety, high quality candidates in maths, and develop their rules of cyber safety operations. Learners can then attain the Cisco Cyber Ops Affiliate skilled certification.

Profitable candidates will be capable to proof their cyber abilities to their employer, displaying they perceive safety ideas and monitoring, host-based evaluation, community intrusion evaluation, and safety insurance policies and procedures.

The scholarships will cowl the schooling charges for 3 modules and the Cisco accredited Cyber Ops Affiliate qualification. Every module carries tutorial credit and on completion, these will rely in direction of the entry standards for GCU’s Graduate Apprenticeship BSc (Hons) Cyber Safety ought to they want to proceed into additional research as a part of a paid place.

Elizabeth Barr, Head of the Cisco Networking Academy for the UK & Eire stated: “It is a actual alternative for candidates to layer wanted cyber abilities onto their present and priceless transferable skillset. By doing so it gives tangible entry to rewarding and excessive worth careers in cyber safety, spanning from Data Safety Engineers to Cybersecurity Gross sales Specialists. With girls representing simply 24% of the cyber workforce, it’s vital that we proceed to equip and encourage extra girls to contemplate cybersecurity as a occupation.”

With over 13,000 new jobs opening in tech/cyber yearly in Scotland, cyber abilities are in excessive demand throughout Scotland’s industries and many roles go unfilled yearly. To deal with the gender hole inside that abilities scarcity, it’s vital that girls are linked to academic pathways to develop the information and abilities required to entry nice employment alternatives with their present or future employers.

Claire Younger from GCU’s Institute of College to Enterprise Schooling stated: “We welcome all girls who would really like the chance to develop cyber safety information and abilities, which we all know are in such excessive demand. We’re very eager to encourage these with no prior expertise, together with girls returning after a profession break and people whose function could also be in danger, along with girls on the lookout for a profession change.”


This Cisco networking academy course is delivered by GCU by an all-female tutorial employees staff. Members on the programme shall be supported by SWiT with alternatives to attach with girls in cyber careers, mentors, employers and wider trade.

The co-created method is designed to present candidates the mixture of academic improvement and sensible expertise they might want to match employer expectations and job alternatives.

Two on-line data periods for potential contributors and employers shall be held on the sixteenth and twenty seventh of March.

Extra details about the programme might be discovered right here.

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