by Gary Coman, Engineering and Development Lead, Cisco Networking Academy
Everywhere in the world, technology is changing the way we live and work. As director of engineering with the Cisco Networking Academy program, I am part of a global community dedicated to training the next generation of students who can build networks, develop apps, secure devices, and analyze data. Combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, these digital skills can help you stand out in the job market, forget your own path, and even empower you to do work with a purpose.
BRAND VOICE | This year’s theme for the 2017 Cisco Networking Academy Instructor Conference held at Vodacom World in Midrand was “There’s Never Been a Better Time to Build the Digital Workforce”.
Fittingly, the Vodacom Foundation has again committed to train unemployed young people across the country in information and communication technology (ICT) to nurture digital skills and help propel Africa into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Speaking at the official opening of the conference, Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub said: "The new evolution today is digitalisation. Our noble ambition is to be a leading digital company that contributes to transforming the government's programmes such as health, education, municipal services, and safety and security.
Educators and policy-makers know that personal technology and broadband access are game-changers when it comes to improving outcomes for students – but far too many of the schools they attend lack the resources to provide them.
But for students who face significant challenges in their home lives, access to technology inside the classroom can help bridge the digital divide.
Cisco's passion for STEM education is highlighted by the company's efforts around Corporate Social Responsibility. In particular, Cisco invites young women from around the world into its offices each year to celebrate Girls Power Tech—an initiative to encourage girls to explore the fields of STEM in academia and career.
by Cynthia Temesi, Executive Education Consultant, with contributions from Carmen A Rahm, Assistant Superintendent & Chief Information Officer, Kent School District
When it comes to thoughtfully placing technology into the classroom and the curriculum, it’s about more than just providing the tools.
Kent School District in Kent, Washington knows firsthand about the shift from giving students and educators technology access, to providing them with the right technology access and skills to empower learning. They recently underwent a multi-step visioning process to drive this shift. To do so, they hosted a Tech Summit for students, educators, administrators and community members.
The Cisco Veteran Talent Incubation Program (VTIP) creates a pipeline for transitioning service members and veterans to gain skills and qualify for Cisco Services entry-level engineer roles. Learn more at csr.cisco.com
Program Promotes Exploration in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Young Female Students at Lakeview Elementary
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. & MIAMI, April 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Samsung Electronics America (KRX:005930) (“Samsung”) today unveiled the projects from the Samsung emPOWER Tomorrow program at Lakeview Elementary School in Miami, Fla.