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Global problem solving through STEM: What Cisco’s nonprofit partners are doing to support learning at home

As school closures impact students, we realize how important it is for them to have access to quality educational content while they learn from home. Cisco's nonprofit partners like Science Buddies, Code.org, Technovation Families, and MIND Research Institute have developed engaging ways to learn STEM subjects remotely.

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.

Cisco Networking Academy creates a much-needed skills-to-job pathway for diverse Midwest students

Committed to helping individuals in pockets of the US with limited jobs and opportunities achieve the skills they need to be successful in the digital world, Cisco Networking Academy has over 700 academies throughout the Midwest, with 175 in Michigan alone – a state that has been hard hit by economic downturns and globalization.

How a nonprofit partner supports social enterprises so individuals can gain relevant skills

This group addresses the gaps in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, investing in and supporting social enterprises that provide employment opportunities for low-income communities facing isolation, discrimination, lack of job skills, and poor education.

How a nonprofit partner in education uses tech to bring educational content to those without the internet

According to the World Economic Forum, more than four billion people lack access to the internet. At the same time, Open Educational Resources (OER) are changing the way people learn by offering free opportunities to anyone with an internet connection.

Connecting the dots from skills to careers: Inside Cisco’s Networking Academy

Access to opportunity can change lives and change communities. Cisco Networking Academy partners with educators, governments, and employers to bring global and inclusive access to digital skills to millions of people. Here are some of their stories.

A Lifelong Journey of Education and Science

In advance of her presentation at a Women Rock IT event, entrepreneur Maha Achour shares her journey from her birth in North Africa to a career in a STEM field, how she balances family and career and how she supports young people to help them achieve STEM careers.