#CyberFLASH: Winnipeg high school gets $300K for cyber security academy

leaked_data_focus_455234Sisler High School’s network and cyber security academy is getting an upgrade.

On Thursday, the province announced it’s investing $300,000 to create a network and cyber security virtual data centre.

The money will also be used to update classrooms.

“Part of our agenda in the provincial government is to ensure that young people in high school have real opportunities to get good jobs for the future,” said Premier Greg Selinger. “When a student goes to school here they get the regular academic program, but they also get this advanced training in cyber security.”

The premier said students will get mentorship experiences, the opportunity to work on the best equipment and an understanding of the labour market before even graduating from high school.

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