Singtel teams with SIT to train cybersecurity talent

Eden Estopace
eGov Innovation

Singtel has announced a new partnership with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to train cybersecurity talent.

The work-study program will support SIT students in the areas of Information Security and Software Engineering, which is expected to lead to career pathways such as cyber security R&D, product development, and management, cyber analysis and forensics, operations and cyber architects.

Singtel country CEO and CEO, Group Enterprise Bill Chang said the undertaking aims to address two critical skills needs locally - the short supply of trained software engineers and the growing worldwide threat posed by cyber threats.

“The economy is in great need for trained cybersecurity professionals,” he said.

Under the work-study programs, participating students are trainees of the supporting company. They get to gather meaningful work experiences through industry induction, close mentorship, attachments and capstone projects to deepen industry-relevant skills.

The students would acquire skills and experience relevant to the needs of the company while the company gains a productive contributor and an avenue to recruit, assess, groom and retain talent.

Singtel has also worked with the InfoComm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) on the Cyber Security Associates and Technologists Program.

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