Brampton, Ontario Becomes The First "Cyber Talent" City (July 20, 2020)
Five hundred Brampton, Ontario, students are getting a head start on preparing for computer science and cybersecurity careers during COVID-19 through the Catalyst Cyber Camp, a public-private partnership of Rogers Communications, the City of Brampton, Ryerson, and Cybersecure Catalyst. This first-of-its-kind camp provides free, online programming to youth ages 13-18 in Brampton, Ontario, through the city and its community partners. Campers engage in up to 400 hours of cutting-edge games, activities, and puzzles of increasing complexity while learning how to solve security challenges, write computer programs, and find flaws in web sites. The students compete to collect points along the way and win prizes. Top performers will be recognized by city and business leaders for their success in the camp and learning new skills.