The Cisco Networking Academy Program, established in 1997, teaches students networking and other information technology-related skills, preparing them for jobs as well as for higher education in engineering, computer science and related fields. Since its launch, the program has grown to more than 10,000 Academies in 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries with a curriculum taught in nine different languages. More than 400,000 students participate in Academies operating in high schools, colleges and universities, technical schools, community-based organizations, and other educational programs around the world. The Networking Academy program blends face-to-face teaching with web-based curriculum, hands-on lab exercises, and Internet-based assessment.

Many initiatives within the Networking Academy are focused on increasing opportunities for people and parts of the world where opportunity has traditionally been scarce. The links below will take you to select spots on the Networking Academy web site where these special programs and their success stories are described.

Stories and data about people and organizations


International and Digital Divide Programs