ERIC Number: EJ782569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Facing the IT Talent Squeeze in a Networked Economy
Joyce, Peter J.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), v83 n1 p23-27 Jan 2008
Ten years ago, Cisco began working with schools on a pilot initiative called the Cisco Networking Academy. Today, the Networking Academy program operates in more than 160 countries, comprising a network of more than 7,600 schools that teach the information technology skills essential in a global economy. Cisco Networking Academy has partnered with educational, business, government and nonprofit organizations to deliver the services needed to grow the global IT workforce and encourage socioeconomic development in communities around the world. Over the past 10 years, the Networking Academy has demonstrated success in providing students of all ages and from all walks of life with advanced skills in networking and information technology, leading to further academic exploration and career development. Graduates have benefited from gaining in-demand skills, increasing their earning power, and advancing their education, all of which aids in the development of their countries and local economies.
Descriptors: Information Technology, Educational Technology, Information Networks, Technology Education, Labor Force Development, Case Studies, Profiles, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Research, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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