A Comprehensive, Cost-effective STEM Education Program
The Cisco Networking Academy program is Cisco's largest corporate social responsibility (CSR) effort in education. Our core CSR philosophy is that our social impact multiplies when human and technology networks combine. Networking Academy partners with public and private organizations to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT) courses at high schools, community colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada (and around the world).
Networking Academy delivers the knowledge and skills for the "T" in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Courses prepare diverse students for industry-recognized certifications, higher education, and networking careers. This comprehensive program is free to nonprofit schools, and aligns with national education standards including STEM, Common Core Standards, 21st Century Skills, and FIT. Since its inception in 1997, 4.75 million students have attended academy courses.
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