IT career support offered through STEM alliance

Cisco today announced a global commitment to educate current and future generations of Internet of Things (IoT) entrepreneurs, scientists and innovators through strategic programs and collaborations.

Cisco also announced today a key alliance with the New York Academy of Sciences to bring curriculum resources, intergenerational mentorship and access to cutting-edge science and technology research to students around the world. The Country of Malaysia and the City of Barcelona will be the first to join the Alliance.

Highlights include:

· Learning@Cisco, along with its partners, will be delivering IoT education courses and certifications.

· The Global STEM Alliance will allow for the seamless integration of technology and content—effectively linking the New York Academy of Sciences' successful local programs to locations around the world through in-person and online platforms.

· The Cisco Networking Academy program will help individuals prepare for globally recognized certifications and entry-level ICT careers in virtually every type of industry. Students develop foundational skills in ICT while acquiring vital 21st-century career skills such as problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking. Courses are offered in multiple languages through a blended learning model that combines classroom instruction with online curricula, interactive tools, hands-on activities, and online assessments.