skills gap

Cisco’s social investments in India: The pandemic’s impact on skills gaps

Through our social investment programs, the Cisco CSR team in India has invested in countrywide blended learning ed-tech programs and digitally transforming our vocational skills institutions. With the right partnerships, we hope to scale this effort and build a brighter future for Indian youth.

New Cisco Networking Academy CCNA curriculum accelerates path to job readiness for students around the globe

To help meet the need for skilled IT talent and ensure a more inclusive future for all people, I’m excited to announce that Cisco Networking Academy has advanced its Cisco Certificated Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum to prepare job seekers, from anywhere and from any background, with the skills they need for a successful career in the ever-changing IT field. The new curriculum will be integrated into most of Networking Academy’s 12,000+ academies around the world to prepare students to earn the new CCNA certification, which is available on February 24, 2020.

The Cybersecurity Talent Shortfall: How the Cisco Networking Academy is Meeting the Demand

According to the FBI’s annual Internet Crime Report, in the United States alone, cybercrime cost organizations $2.7 billion in 2018. These costs not only include service disruption, but loss of productivity, reputation damage, and other business impacts. There are many cybersecurity education programs available, but are they effectively preparing students to join the workforce?

September 10, 2019

MANUFACTURING

Tackling the skills gap with strategy (Part 2) Episode 2: Manufacturing Leaders

When it comes to attracting new talent and retaining tribal knowledge within your organization, the hardest part can simply be figuring out where to start. In this episode, we'll learn...

August 27, 2019

EDUCATION

Unique program educates students and helps close the cybersecurity skills gap

Cisco Cyber Defense Clinic provides a free cybersecurity lab environment that educators can integrate into coursework to enable students to engage hands-on with advanced cybersecurity technologies.

August 25, 2019

MANUFACTURING

Tackling the skills gap with strategy (Part 1) Episode 1: Manufacturing Leaders

The skills gap isn't coming. It's here. We discuss how to overcome a shortage of skilled labor, but also to take advantage of unique opportunities to build a competitive edge.

March 28, 2019

EDUCATION

A future-ready workforce: Cisco Networking Academy preps 9.2 million students

New data shows that 9.2 million students—1.6 million in the U.S.—are ready for STEM careers thanks to Cisco Networking Academy. And they’re earning 22% more than their peers.

Cyberheroes: An Opportunity We Can’t Afford to Ignore

Cisco Networking Academy expands its offerings to bridge the cybersecurity workforce gap.

February 27, 2018

EDUCATION

The Future of STEM: Cisco Networking Academy Turns 20

At a recent event in the Missouri state capitol, Cisco Networking Academy - which has reached millions of students worldwide - commemorated its 20-year anniversary with 120 graduates of Missouri programs.