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Taking the Lead: Ensuring London has the World Class Cyber Skills it Needs

Council news

12:00 Saturday, 12 February 2022

UK Cyber Security Council

We are delighted to partner with City, University of London, supported by COMTIA, DPA, ISACA, ISC2, UK Finance and WCIT for an exciting event entitled "Taking the Lead: Ensuring London has the World Class Cyber Skills it Needs". The event will be held on 10 March 2022, starting at 9.00am.

Cyber-risk ranks alongside climate change, social divergence and barriers to mobility in the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2022 . The objective of this event is to discuss how London should use the formation of the UK Cyber Security Council as the catalyst for creating the skills partnerships necessary to ensure it remains the global hub for secure and trusted financial services with access to all the diverse skills and talents needed. At the same time it needs to address its own social divergence and barriers to mobility

That will entail opening up socially inclusive career paths, from school or welfare to work, through “earn while you learn” programmes (including but not just apprenticeships, whether or not degree-linked) to postgraduate and continuous professional development, updating and conversion. All are complicated by an accelerating treadmill of change, which has already over-taken current course and curriculum planning mechanisms.

The aim of the event is not just to describe what is already happening, but to introduce employers, education and training providers and political decisions takers to each other so that they can form overlapping “coalitions of the willing” to meet the needs and aspirations of themselves and if their current and prospective employees, pupils and students. The event will be recorded for future viewing. A report will contain contacts, links and other information to facilitate follow up.  

To find out more, to view the agenda for the event and to register to attend click here.