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‘Cisco to promote its academy graduates to local companies’

By Mohammad Ghazal - Apr 24,2014 - Last updated at Apr 24,2014

AMMAN — Cisco Systems on Thursday said that it will reach out to hospitals, banks, financial institutions and industrial sector companies over the next few weeks to speed up the employment of Cisco Networking Academy graduates.

Launched by HRH Princess Sumaya during a ceremony at the Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) on Wednesday, the initiative entails communicating with human resources departments at private sector firms acquaint them with the graduates’ skills after their training.

“Our objective is to make these firms aware of the advanced skills graduates obtain at these academies,” Mohamed Jinini, networking academy area manager for Levant countries at Cisco Systems, told The Jordan Times.

More than 10,000 Jordanians have been trained at Cisco networking academies since 2000.

Cisco Systems, in cooperation with several universities across the Kingdom, will hold a series of workshops and seminars this year to raise awareness about its networking academies, the quality of graduates and what skills they obtain, Jinini said.

Cisco Networking Academy is a global education programme that teaches students how to design, build, troubleshoot and secure computer networks for increased access to career and economic opportunities in communities around the world. 

Under the academy’s training programme, Cisco partners with educational institutions, government administrations and community-based organisations to provide the courses.

There are 20 Cisco academies in Jordan including at PSUT, the University of Jordan, the Public Security Department, and the Jordan University of Science and Technology.

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