College going virtual for fintech sector

New virtual classes at the Bermuda College will offer skills relevant for the island’s growing fintech sector, the US-based provider said yesterday.

Global Knowledge, an international IT training firm expects to introduce further IT courses to Bermuda next year, with topics including cybersecurity.

The company’s United States base is in Cory, North Carolina, and two representatives are on the island this week to discuss its first round of classes in Bermuda.

The information session on its spring 2020 project management courses will be held today from 6pm to 7.30pm at the Bermuda College’s Hallett Hall Blue Room.

The courses will include the examination for the Project Management Professional certification.

Paul Morrissette, the senior director of client solutions at Global Knowledge, said the project management designation was “ubiquitous across the tech industry”.

He added: “You can use project management to set up something like blockchain in your company, but it could also be used in a construction company.”

Mr Morrissette said the company has been in partnership talks with Bermuda College since April and “getting a presence on the island to start things off”.

Tawana Flood, the college’s director of professional and career education, said the courses will be “all virtual — they are not limited to coming here to the college”.

Christopher Scott, Global Knowledge’s project management solutions engineer, said the online classes would use the Zoom video communications platform.

The platform has the potential to accommodate hundreds, but Mr Scott said the training at the college would be limited to around 24 students.

Mr Scott added: “For the fall of 2020, we are projecting to have three primary cybersecurity courses. We think that would be a natural follow-on.”

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Published Nov 26, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Nov 26, 2019 at 7:03 am)

College going virtual for fintech sector

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