Centennial College to Tackle Cybercrime with Lockheed Martin

Organizations Collaborate on Postsecondary Programming in Cybersecurity

 TORONTO, August 19, 2015 – Centennial College - Ontario’s oldest public college – is developing programming in the area of cybersecurity with support from global technology company Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT).

With a rapidly growing need by government and industry around the globe to protect computer networks and IT infrastructure, Lockheed Martin is providing funding to develop a cyber curriculum in new postsecondary programming, that will provide students with the necessary skills to enter the burgeoning cybersecurity sector.   

Charles Bouchard, Chief Executive Lockheed Martin Canada said: “Our Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business provides innovative information technology and communications technology solutions to customers in both the public and private sectors.

“All of our future success — and our nations’ technological advantage — depend on a highly trained, highly capable technical talent.  We must inspire young people to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers by showing them the positive impact that they make on the world. Our donation may not only help develop potential future cyber intelligence analysts, but will also help students who are just starting out begin to build a broad base of knowledge – whatever career path they decide to take.”

Dr. Predrag Pešikan, Chair of Information & Communication Engineering Technology, Centennial College, added: “Our mission is to educate students for career success. Our students, faculty, programs and services demonstrate that we value diversity and recognize the benefits that diversity can bring in the fight against cybercrime. Working with industry leaders such as Lockheed Martin in the development of programs ensures Centennial’s curriculum maintains a high degree of workplace relevance, which is a tremendous benefit to both our students and employers.”

About Lockheed Martin:

Lockheed Martin Canada, headquartered in Ottawa, is the Canadian-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company. Lockheed Martin Canada specializes in the development, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The company employs more than 850 employees at major facilities in Ottawa, Montreal, Dartmouth, Calgary, and Victoria, working on a wide range of major programs spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors.

For more information, visit our website: www.lockheedmartin.com/ca.html

About Centennial College

Centennial College is Ontario's first public college, it was established in 1966 and primarily serves the eastern portion of the Greater Toronto Area through four campuses and four satellite locations. Our college is best known for its record of exemplary teaching, innovative programming and extensive partnership building.

More information can be found on our website at: www.centennialcollege.ca

Media Contacts - Lockheed Martin:

Cindy Tessier, 613-762-5753; cindy.tessier@lmco.com

Media Contact – Centennial College:

Mark Toljagic, 416-289-5000, ext. 7142; mtoljagic@centennialcollege.ca