Talent Bridge

Cisco Connects Veterans to Partner Ecosystem through Talent Bridge for Veterans

Talent Bridge for Veterans will enable qualified veterans from around the globe to match their education, skills, and certification requirements to open job opportunities across our partner ecosystem.

November 2, 2017


New Talent Bridge Matching Engine Connects Cisco Partners to Top Tech Talent

Since its launch in 2016, the Cisco Networking Academy Talent Bridge program has connected over 1200 Networking Academy students to jobs with Cisco partners. This week at Cisco Partner Summit, Cisco is unveiling a pilot program that will make it even easier for our partners to connect to, contact, and hire passionate, skilled Networking Academy […]

September 11, 2017


NetAcad: Educating and Connecting Students for 20 Years

I remember the excitement and passion I had when I was first exposed to Cisco and Cisco networking curriculum early in my career. Today, many years later, I am no longer actively configuring devices. However, the foundation that was built still serves me well every day as I focus on the intersection of Cisco’s technologies […]

December 21, 2016


Talent Bridge Through the Eyes of the Educator

Last week, I discussed the NetAcademy and Talent Bridge program from the student’s perspective. But really, that is only half of the story. I believe it’s essential to understand the NetAcademy program from an educator’s perspective, too. Why, you ask? Because who knows students better than their own teachers. NetAcad instructors at ECC Pete Avino […]

December 13, 2016


A Recipe for IT Career Success – Ingram Micro, ECC and Cisco Talent Bridge

  At Cisco Partner Summit in November, a hot topic when talking with many of you was talent. How do you make sure you have the right people with the right skills for the digital economy? As I mentioned in my blog last week, Cisco Networking Academy is all about developing the best IT students […]

December 6, 2016


Looking for Great IT Talent? Talent Bridge is the Answer for Cisco Partners

Business and IT continue to change more rapidly than ever, yet as a manager I remain committed to one consistent thing – hiring the best talent and arming them with the skills for a successful future. Whether you are growing your own career, or building a team, Cisco can help. So, how can Cisco help […]

The NBA: Tapping into Cisco Networking Academy to Develop a Talent Pipeline

This guest post was written by Gena Pirtle, Marketing & Workforce Programs Manager for Cisco Corporate Affairs. She has been with Cisco since 1998 and currently oversees the Talent Bridge initiative, connecting Cisco and its partners to world-class talent. The NBA draws its fans by creating an environment of excitement and thrilling spectators with superstar athletes […]