Cisco Networking Academy Impact

Educating the learners who connect the world

Empowering all people with career possibilities

Cisco Networking Academy is an IT skills-to-jobs program offering digital skills training through strong public-private partnerships, high-quality curriculum, and inclusive workforce development programs. We are one of the longest-running, purpose-driven digital skills program in the world. We are celebrating 25 years of impact.

We celebrate our silver anniversary with a goal to reach 25 million people in the next 10 years and deliver on our purpose to power an inclusive future for all. Through the breadth of our courses, learning pathways, and network of employers along with our unmatched ecosystem of partnerships with governments, academic institutions, and non-profits, we empower the underserved and underrepresented to level the playing field

Laura Quintana, Cisco Networking Academy vice president and general manager

Global partnerships

Strong partnerships united by shared vision and values to power an inclusive future.

International Telecommunication Union (UN-ITU)

Our global Digital Transformation Centres initiative strive to provide digital skills to underserved communities in LDC countries.
Impact: ~200,000 students
Countries: Global

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Our partnership strives to bring relevant and in-demand digital skills to the education sector, focusing primarily on the Vocational Education sector.
Impact: Between ~20,000 to 100,000 students
Countries: Global

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Our partnership is a global initiative that aims to bring digital skills to SMME's and their staff, in the tourism sector.
Impact: ~20,000 students
Countries: Global

Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

Our partnership with GPE focusses on empowering Ministries of Education in developing countries with digital skills and knowledge to enable GPE's Education Data Leadership Program.
Countries: Kenya and Gambia

Anglo American

Our global partnership with Anglo American focusses on empowering students at schools, colleges and universities, and communities, where Anglo American is present, by providing entry level to advance digital skills via our NetAcad and Skills For All programs

Impact: ~5,000 students
Countries: Peru, Chile, South Africa and United Kingdom.

U.S. State Department

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - Washington DC
  • Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) - Washington DC

Our global partnerships with the U.S. State Department primarily focusses on empowering youth, at colleges/TVETs, universities and community training centres, with in-demand digital skills to increase their employment opportunities and address the skills shortages within their respective countries
Impact: ~100,000 students
Countries: Global

SOS Children's Villages

Our partnership with SOS Children's Villages focusses on providing employable digital skills to youth exiting the centres.
Impact: 21 students
Countries: Morocco

African Childs Project (ACP)

Our partnership with ACP strives to bring much needed digital skills to students at schools within underserved communities.
Impact: ~10,000 students
Countries: Tanzania

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Our partnership with GIZ aims to bring digital and cybersecurity skills to people with disabilities, with a special focus on the visually impaired
Impact: 1,000 students
Countries: South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Egypt

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