Opportunities to develop careers skills with free Open University Programme

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is urging constituents to take advantage of an invaluable training opportunity from The Open University, offering a free cyber programme to upskill residents across the West Midlands.

The Open University is launching CyberSkills, a free 20-week part time programme for working adults. This programme has been funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority as part of the ‘Beat the Bots Fund,’ to up-skill workers in the region in specialist cyber training and help those who want a career change. This programme will open participants up to careers as cyber security analysts; information security analysts; and network security specialist, among many others.

Participants will learn foundational computer networking and networking security principles, before developing higher level cyber operations skills. These skills are in high demand across all sectors of the West Midlands economy as organisations look to enhance their cyber resilience. They will also work towards the internationally recognised industry certification. Individuals on the course will also have access to careers resources, with support on CV writing and interview preparation.

The deadline for applications is 6 February 2020 and the programme will start on 24 February 2020. For more information and to apply, please follow the following link: https://www.open.ac.uk/cyber-skills

Steve McCabe said: “The Open University are offering this exciting opportunity for individuals in the region to develop much-needed skills and hopefully land themselves a career in the cyber profession. I would encourage my constituents to seize this opportunity.”

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Steve McCabe is the Labour MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak, and has been an MP continuously since 1 May 1997.

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