"My life has changed because I graduated from PNC."Menn Dol, networking engineer, Chuan Wei Telecom
One-third of Cambodia’s residents live on less than US$1 a day and more than half are under age 21. Passerelles numériques Cambodia (PNC) and Cisco Networking Academy partner to prepare impoverished youth for technology careers—helping them break the cycle of poverty and raise the standard of living for them and their families.
Access to education is limited and costly for young people in Cambodia. Many cannot afford school fees beyond basic education.
In 2005, PNC, a French non-governmental organization, established a 2-year job training program to provide technology training, soft skills training, and internships that lead to jobs in information technology (IT) and significantly raise the standard of living for graduates and their families.
PNC’s laser focus on preparing students for success in IT led them to Cisco. In 2005, PNC began offering the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum.
The curriculum enabled PNC to deliver high-level, technical, hands-on training, giving students the opportunity to compete in national and international Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders competitions and sit for industry-recognized certifications.
Companies recognize the value of the PNC approach to training and seek out their graduates.
When Dol Meun began training at PNC, he had never heard of Cisco and barely understood English. Two years later, Dol won both the Cisco CCENT national and the Cisco CCNA national NetRiders competitions.
Based on his Cisco training and NetRiders success, Eintellego Networks offered Dol Meun a position as a network engineer, managing customer networks in Australia and New Zealand.
In just two years, he became the top networking student in Cambodia and launched his IT career.
With Networking Academy training, Cambodian youth are breaking the cycle of poverty
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