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Investment in education and training for tech sector is announced by Advanced Education Minister

Posted on: Jun 7, 2018

Concordia University of Edmonton hosted Advanced Education Minister, Hon. Marlin Schmidt this morning where he committed to investment in education and training to diversity the province’s economy. This includes new funding for 3000 spaces for technology programs. The event included cyber security demonstrations from faculty and students from Concordia’s Department of Information Systems Security and Assurance.

“It’s important that we prepare Albertans for success in a new and diversified economy. We’re investing in education and training programs to build a strong, skilled and adaptable workforce that will support economic diversification and competitiveness in the province’s burgeoning tech sector.” – Hon. Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education

 “This new investment in technology education from the Government of Alberta will not only build on Alberta’s existing strength in the technology area, but will also go a long way towards addressing the projected shortfall of skilled workers in the technology sector provincially, nationally, and globally. Concordia University of Edmonton is proud to be playing a major role in this initiative.” – Dr. Tim Loreman, President and Vice Chancellor, Concordia University of Edmonton.

Concordia has offered robust and mature Systems Security and Assurance Master’s degrees and graduate diplomas since the early 2000’s and its graduates have gone on to work for global banks, accounting and management firms.

Alberta Government press release

More information about Master’s programs in Information Systems Security and Assurance