IT skills

How Cisco Networking Academy Bridges the Tech Talent Divide

A key part of the Networking Academy curriculum is giving students the skills and resources they need to get jobs; the Talent Bridge program does just that – connecting over 280 employers in 170 countries to current and former students and helping over 20,000 students find jobs.

Cisco Networking Academy to Partner in Cuba

Today, we are pleased to announce that Cisco will begin a new relationship with the Universidad de las Ciencias Informaticas (UCI) of Cuba, with the intention of bringing the Cisco Networking Academy program to UCI students.

A Morning of Inspiration with Cisco Networking Academy Students

This blog was originally published on Cisco’s internal employee website. “Follow your dreams. Don’t be afraid. Hold your heads high!”   These were the words shared by Alison Gleeson, Cisco’s Senior Vice President of Americas Sales and Jordi Botifoll, Cisco’s President of the Latin America Theater, to students at a recent Cisco Networking Academy event during Cisco Live! […]

A Journey from WorldSkills to Cisco

This post was written by guest blogger Jean-Philippe Desbiens, 23, a Cisco Meraki consulting systems engineer. Cisco CCNA certified since age 17, Jean-Philippe is now CCNP certified and studying for his CCIE. He is involved in his community and is always eager to learn new technologies. Did you know that every two years, a global competition […]

Digital Challenge Helps Young People Solve Social Challenges in Brazil

What better place to incorporate a Hackathon than at World Skills, an event already bursting with energy and excitement? This year, the organization introduced a Digital Challenge with the goal to help local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with real-world problems, and show that IT-related competitions can be fun and engaging. Fifteen local Brazilian problem solvers will […]

Young People Show Off Their IT Skills at Global Competition

It’s hard to believe 2 years have already passed since I first experienced WorldSkills in Leipzig, Germany. The intensity and energy of the week were unforgettable, so I’m excited to be back this year, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to experience it again. I always feel inspired meeting young people who take their skills to the […]

#CiscoChat: UN World Youth Skills Day Drives New Conversation on IT Skills Shortage

We are living in an era of an increasingly connected economy and a business landscape that constantly has to keep pace for organizations to remain relevant and competitive. Thanks in part to the expansion of the Internet of Everything (IoE) (and the millions of connective touch points it supports), heightened cyber security needs, emerging technologies […]

A Seismic STEM Challenge

Over 2000 innovators came together in San Jose recently to examine ways to ensure that buildings can survive powerful earthquakes. This was no ordinary trade show. It wasn’t an industry conference filled with engineers and seismologists, policymakers and building managers. Instead, the more than 2000 participants were students, grades 4 through 12, from across Silicon […]