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Manitoba Funds New Data Centre at Sisler High School

November 13, 2014 1:09 PM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

Cyber Security

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Students at Sisler High School are receiving access to state-of-the-art technology to improve technical training opportunities in network and cyber security.

The Manitoba government is spending $300,000 to upgrade classrooms and install new equipment to create a network and cyber security virtual data centre.

“Information and technology, networking and cyber security jobs are in high demand across the province and we want to help young Manitobans get a head start on good paying jobs while still in high school,” said Premier Greg Selinger. “Expanding Sisler’s cyber security academy will give more students some of the most advanced learning opportunities in Canada.”

Selinger said the school is working with employers to pair students with paid internships and work experience, such as with Complex Games, MTS, EPIC, Seccuris and Octipi Managed Services.

Sisler students will also have access to dual credits through partnerships with Red River College and the University of Winnipeg for advanced placement and post-secondary credits.