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State of the Union Challenge: Teaching Skills that Lead to Jobs

As I listened to the State of the Union speech on Tuesday evening, my ears perked up when I heard these words “Growing industries in science and technology have twice as many openings as we have workers who can do the job”. While I agree that this is” inexcusable”, I couldn’t help but feel gratified that President Obama called attention to our deficiency in 21st century skills-based education.

Although unemployment continues to be a challenge in this country, the demand for technology specialists is on the rise. Projected to grow by 10, 20 and in some cases 50 percent in coming years, jobs like Computer Support Specialist, Analysts and Systems Administrators are in high demand. Read More »

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Education to Build a Brilliant Future

August 18, 2011 at 9:18 am PST

Hello and welcome to the first of what I hope will be many blogs I’ll get to write on behalf of Cisco.  This is my opportunity to explain a little about the Cisco Legacy and Building A Brilliant Future (BABF).

As we passed the major milestone of One Year To Go, the focus from the key London 2012 stakeholders has been concentrated on preparing for the Games --  and rightly so.  However, the Cisco team are equally proud of our Legacy programme, Building A Brilliant Future, and the work we are doing to take the project forward.

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Connecting Sichuan Program Transforms Healthcare and Education in China

August 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm PST

In 2008, a magnitude 8.0 earthquake displaces 4.8 million residents and takes 68,000 lives in China’s Sichuan Province.

Following the 2008 earthquake, Cisco in partnership with the Chinese Government created a unique public-private partnership called Connecting Sichuan, a three-year, 45M corporate social responsibility program to revitalize the region, Read More »

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Calling all Students and Alumni of Networking Academy — Submit your videos today!

Students and Alumni of Networking Academy, I want to hear from you!

The deadline for the World’s Largest Classroom Networking Academy Video Contest is fast approaching. You have until Sunday, April 10th at 12 midnight Pacific Standard Time to tell us, “Why is the Cisco Networking Academy like no other?”

This is a great opportunity to represent your region, draw attention to your theatre and put yourself in the running to earn cash prizes and recognition for a job well done!

Thank you to those of you who have already submitted your videos! We have received some great entries to date.

Detailed submission guidelines and prize information is available at Student Video Contest

Get your video in today!

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Developing Talent for a Global Networked Economy

Cisco recently announced that the Cisco Networking Academy has enrolled its 1 millionth concurrent student for the first time. An example of cloud-based education delivery, the Networking Academy teaches students how to design, build, troubleshoot, and secure computer networks for increased access to career and economic opportunities — in communities all around the world.

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