Rima Aristocrat is the founder of the Willis Cybersecurity Academy, the Veteran Friendly Transition Program, TeKnoWave Inc., with a focus on indigenous programs and primary founder of the Women in Technology Scholarship.
For over 150 years, Willis College has served Canada’s Capital Region by training the next generation of healthcare, business and cyber/network security professionals. Rima Aristocrat, President and CEO of Willis College, pioneered a new approach to skills training that engages prospective employers at the program development stage, injecting specific industry content right into the formation of the student’s diploma program. By tailoring diploma programs to specific industry needs, Willis College and the Willis Cybersecurity Academy have become a source of new talent that is helping to feed Canada’s largest IT hub in Ottawa and Kanata. Students use millions of dollars of proprietary equipment from industry partners such as Sophos, Fortinet and Check Point, which enables them to be job ready the moment they graduate, while at the same time positioning Willis College as the paramount talent pipeline for these growing companies and more.