Help Develop Your Community and Identify Future Talent
Networking Academy fosters innovative private and public partnerships with communities and national, regional and local government organizations to promote individual and socioeconomic development. And as nations focus on technology as the driving force for future innovation, the demand for 21st century job skills increases, and networking and ICT careers are topping the lists of fastest growing careers.
You can help impact your community by partnering with local schools that teach academy courses. Offering students mentors, job shadowing and internship opportunities helps develop our future workforce and makes them career-ready. You can strengthen your competiveness along the way by identifying future talent.
Courses cover topics ranging from basic network design to object-oriented programming, network security, and advanced troubleshooting tools, as well as soft skills like collaboration, problem-solving and team-building. Classes are delivered by secondary schools, community colleges, universities and community-based organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Use the tabs to learn more.
- See a list of high schools, community colleges and universities offering academy courses in your area with the Academy Locator.
- Review the available courses to understand the skills and knowledge students learn.
- Visit the Impact in Your Area section to see how Cisco is already partnering to transform education in your area.
- To get involved, contact your regional Area Academy Manager, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Denver Women’s Correctional Facility (PDF)
Making new options for offenders to enable successful re-entry
- Cisco Networking Academy, One Economy and Digital Connectors, 2011 (PDF)
Public-private partnership with 100+ academy locations throughout the U.S.
- ICT Internships: Bridging Scholarship and Work (PDF), African American Career World, 2009
Public-private partnership between Chicago Public Schools, Cisco Networking Academy and the Cisco Black Employee Network.
- Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Cisco Networking Academy (PDF)
Apprenticeship program for high school students
- Department of Labor Job Corps and Networking Academy(PDF)
- NSF Funds Networking Academies at Community Colleges (PDF)
- Canada: First Nations Work-Study Program, Keewatin Career Development Corporation and Cisco Networking Academy (PDF)