Andy Ramdass: Student Success Story

Andy Ramdass knows just how quickly information systems technology (IST) is evolving — because he’s worked in the industry for 15 years. Businesses have become dependent on computers and technology to fill crucial roles in the workplace, and IST professionals like Andy have become integral parts of the workforce.

A highly motivated network engineer with experience working for large corporations, Andy enrolled in the Network Security Diploma program delivered by Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) at The University of Winnipeg, to advance his skills. The program equips graduates with the skills to mitigate online threats to organizations.

“Adapting to the constant advancements in IST is a must in the field,” he says. “Without continuing education, a professional will have an obsolete skill set.”

Andy, who currently works as a Security Technical Support Specialist in Great-West Life’s Security Infrastructure Protection division, says the full-time PACE program gave him the knowledge base he needed to further his career.

“My favorite aspect of the program was how much I learned,” he says. “The program provided me with the additional knowledge and skills to meet the demands of the IST field.”

Andy, and other professionals with a PACE Network Security diploma, are well positioned for the future of IST — as the industry is seeing significant growth in Manitoba.


Network Security Diploma

Year of Graduation


Current Employer

Great-West Life

Job Title

Security Technical Support Specialist
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