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A Morning of Inspiration with Cisco Networking Academy Students

by Austin Belisle
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This blog was originally published on Cisco’s internal employee website.

“Follow your dreams. Don’t be afraid. Hold your heads high!”

These were the words shared by Alison Gleeson, Cisco’s Senior Vice President of Americas Sales and Jordi Botifoll, Cisco’s President of the Latin America Theater, to students at a recent Cisco Networking Academy event during Cisco Live! Cancun.

Digital Challenge Helps Young People Solve Social Challenges in Brazil

by Julie Chrysler
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What better place to incorporate a Hackathon than at World Skills, an event already bursting with energy and excitement? This year, the organization introduced a Digital Challenge with the goal to help local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with real-world problems, and show that IT-related competitions can be fun and engaging.

Young People Show Off Their IT Skills at Global Competition

by Julie Chrysler
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It’s hard to believe 2 years have already passed since I first experienced WorldSkills in Leipzig, Germany. The intensity and energy of the week were unforgettable, so I’m excited to be back this year, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to experience it again.

A Journey from WorldSkills to Cisco

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This post was written by guest blogger Jean-Philippe Desbiens, 23, laboratory administrator at Cisco Montreal. Cisco CCNA certified since age 17, Jean-Philippe is now CCNP certified and studying for his CCIE. He is involved in his community and is always eager to learn new technologies.

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This post was written by guest blogger Jean-Philippe Desbiens, 23, laboratory administrator at Cisco Montreal. Cisco CCNA certified since age 17, Jean-Philippe is now CCNP certified and studying for his CCIE. He is involved in his community and is always eager to learn new technologies.

#CiscoChat: UN World Skills Day Drives New Conversation on IT Skills Shortage

by Eric Chu
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We are living in an era of an increasingly connected economy and a business landscape that constantly has to keep pace for organizations to remain relevant and competitive.

A Seismic STEM Challenge

by Ricardo Benavidez
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Over 2000 innovators came together in San Jose recently to examine ways to ensure that buildings can survive powerful earthquakes.

Why Latin America Should Embrace the Internet of Things

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This post was written by Jordi Botifoll, President, Cisco Latin America, and originally published by the World Economic Forum

HP LIFE e-Learning Helps Students on Route to SkillsUSA Gold Medal Win

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At HP, we are igniting a passion for entrepreneurship among students at community colleges throughout the United States.

Networking Academy Students Get Hands-On at Cisco Live

by Alexis Raymond
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About ten years ago, Courtney Church was studying to be a personal trainer. Then she realized that “people didn’t want to work out, but they needed their computers fixed.” So she did a 180 on her career, spent 8 years with the Best Buy Geek Squad, then enrolled in a Cisco Networking Academy course at East Carolina State University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Cisco Offices Around the World Host Students for “International Girls in ICT Day”

by Jennifer Barr
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Even though I grew up surrounded by engineers and technology in Silicon Valley, I didn’t decide to seriously study science until my freshman year in college, when I switched my major from economics to theoretical mathematics at the suggestion of my calculus professor. That was the first time a teacher told me I had a strong aptitude for math and encouraged me to expand my idea of what kinds of studies and careers to pursue. Mentors are widely recognized as being a key factor in helping girls decide to study science and technology.

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