EC-Council, the global leader in cybersecurity training certifications, collaborates with Green Circle Company in Jordan to bridge the cybersecurity skill gap and help reduce the high unemployment rate among Jordanian youth by training them through its world-class cybersecurity programs
Jordan (July 03, 2023): EC-Council and Green Circle Company (Grcico) announce a partnership as a significant step towards tackling youth employment challenges in Jordan. The partnership aims in addressing youth employment challenges in Jordan by equipping candidates to pursue careers in the highly sought-after field of cybersecurity. Through this partnership, individuals interested in security and technology can leverage EC-Council’s globally popular certifications such as Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Certified Network Defender (C|ND), Certified Cloud Security Professional (C|CSE), Certified Cybersecurity Technician (C|CT), etc., and build practical competency in crucial domains like cloud security, ethical hacking, digital forensics and more.
Green Circle, a Jordanian cybersecurity company, aims to cater to the growing demand for cybersecurity capacity-building programs in Jordan and help the youth in the region gain specialized skills to protect the country against existing and emerging digital ailments. Through its program titled “Cyber Zero to Hero (CZ2HP),” Green Circle Company aims to graduate 2,000 experts in cybersecurity in two years. With cybersecurity projecting a promising future, this initiative will be a step ahead in building a skilled cybersecurity workforce in Jordan by providing the resources and support needed for career starters to be employable and match the requirements for the various job roles.
A survey by Statista reveals that the data security revenue in Jordan is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.55% during the forecast period 2023-2028. With the market growing, the demand for skilled professionals in this field is also expected to soar. By leveraging the “Cyber Zero to Hero” program, individuals can tap into the potential of this booming market and build a rewarding career trajectory in this domain.
Commenting on this collaboration, Jay Bavisi, President and CEO of the EC-Council Group, said, “With the persistent shortage of skilled security professionals creating escalating cybersecurity challenges in Jordan, our partnership with Green Circle Company will act as a foundation in preparing job-ready cybersecurity professionals who are ready to tackle the evolving challenges of the complex cyber landscape. By training through our certification programs, the Jordanian youth will gain access to high-quality, practical training and learn to deal with real-world threat scenarios.”
Mr. Mohammad Al Khudari, CEO of Green Circle Company, said, “The courses delivered through the Cyber Zero to Hero Program and Cyber Security Club aim to connect students with industry/jobs, allow them to avail more discounts, and participate in CTF competitions for free. In addition, the first 20 students who participate in Cyber Security Club can avail of a complete fee waiver on passing the exams successfully.”
The Cyber Zero to Hero (CZ2HP) campaign is a first-of-a-kind initiative in Jordan that only incorporates EC-Council courses to prepare the youth, particularly women, for demand-driven cybersecurity jobs and achieve long-term career growth. The CZ2HP is also unique in providing an employment service arm to hire top-performing participants and building an online platform to connect candidates with companies.
Green Circle Company has continuous programs to cooperate with universities and offer academic staff and trainers’ special packages in collaboration with EC-Council. All users subscribing through z2h.me will get a special package to participate in EC-Council’s C|CT Scholarship program.
EC-Council invented the Certified Ethical Hacker. Founded in 2001 in response to 9/11, EC-Council’s mission is to provide the training and certifications apprentice and experienced cybersecurity professionals need to keep corporations, government agencies and others who employ them safe from attack.
Best known for its Certified Ethical Hacker program, EC-Council today offers 200 different trainings, certificates, and degrees in everything from Computer Forensic Investigation and Security Analysis to Threat Intelligence and Information Security. An ISO/IEC 17024 Accredited Organization recognized under the US Defense Department Directive 8140/8570 and many other authoritative cybersecurity bodies worldwide, the company has certified over 350,000 professionals across the globe. Trusted by seven of the Fortune 10, half of the Fortune 100, and the intelligence communities of 140 nations, EC-Council is the gold standard in cybersecurity education and certification.
A truly global organization with a driving belief in bringing diversity, equity and inclusion to the modern cybersecurity workforce, EC-Council maintains 11 offices in the US, the UK, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. The company can be reached online at https://www.eccouncil.org/
About Green Circle Company
Green Circle is a Jordanian cybersecurity company operating with the mission to help organizations and businesses defend themselves against cybercrime and reduce their risk in the connected world by providing the most efficient ways to detect and stop cyber attacks. Green Circle envisions being an acknowledged global leader in cybersecurity by delivering outstanding integrated solutions and services to its customers.
Learn more at https://grcico.com/