Defense and INCIBE will collaborate to boost employment and capture talent in the field of cybersecurity

The purpose of this agreement is to facilitate the incorporation of military personnel and reservists of special availability into the labor market.

This agreement, which is part of the complementary training activities of the Ministry of Defense employment guidance strategy, provides a total of 86,800 training hours for 200 students each year.

These actions combine online teaching (70%), in collaboration with the University of Leon, and the face-to-face (30%), and are aimed at staff providing temporary professional services and reservists of special availability who are legally unemployed.

The general director of Recruitment and Military Education, Amparo Valcarce, in charge of introducing the act, has highlighted the importance of having in this area, people who, in addition to their technological training, "provide a solid formation in values."

"Interconnectivity is a challenge, but also an opportunity for the development of Troop and Maritime personnel and reservists of special availability. The need for talent in Public Administrations and in private companies is pressing," said the Director General.

For its part, the INCIBE Director General has stressed the importance of advancing in linked military training and the generation of talent in the field of cybersecurity. And he has indicated that there will be three million jobs not covered in digital security globally in the coming years.

Finally, the undersecretary of Defense, Alejo de la Torre, stressed that the agreement "represents an advance in the professional development of all our staff and an effort to facilitate their inclusion in the civil labor market with higher expectations of service to Spain" .

De la Torre has indicated that the policy and involvement of his Department in cybersecurity training and talent recruitment among Troop and Maritime personnel begin to bear fruit, "and there are already more than 200 highly qualified military personnel ready to work. in the cybersecurity sector. "

He has also had a word of thanks to the companies in the sector for their willingness to incorporate military personnel into their structures.

The director general of the SEPE, Gerardo Gutierrez Ardoy; the general director of the EOI, Nieves Olivera Pérez-Frade, and the rector of the University of León, Juan Francisco García Marín, among other civil and military authorities.

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