The Boston Business School (BBS) is launching state-of-the-art programmes to train, upskill, and reskill people to work in highly sought-after technology roles. The first new programmes to be taught will enable people to take on roles as cybersecurity analysts or investigators, or to work in incident response teams, due to the fast-growing demand for these roles. Another programme will equip people with digital analytical skills to become effective product managers. The programmes will be taught in purpose-built classrooms, and in a hybrid format, online.
“There’s a huge gap of unfilled technology jobs across our region, which we know is due to a mismatch between available talent and requisite tech skills,” said Mr Lee Kian Chong, Director, BBS. “To bridge that gap, together with industry partners and Israeli knowhow, BBS has developed tech programmes aimed at building a pool of talent with the digital skills necessary to effectively perform in these available jobs and prepare students in alignment with industry certifications.”
To launch the curricula for the tech education practice, BBS partnered with Wawiwa, experts in tech training.
To ensure local industry relevance to the programmes, BBS engaged industry partners, such as Qavar and Choco Up. Industry partners help advise on the programme content which prepares graduates to work in local industry when they complete the programme. BBS also set up an advisory board of renowned experts in the cybersecurity field, notably Eugene Ching, MD of Qavar Security, along with Efrat Rahat, an eminent figure in tech human resources (tech HR), to offer insights when developing the tech curricula.
Several highly qualified, deeply experienced industry experts have been appointed to teach the new programmes at purpose-built facilities situated at The Plaza, on Beach Road. The trainers have decades of industry experience as experts in cybersecurity, data analytics, cloud applications, AI, and solutions architecture, among other skills.