Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT, networking, and cybersecurity solutions. We help companies of all sizes transform how people connect and communicate. Cisco develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products. Through its numerous acquired subsidiaries, such as OpenDNS, WebEx, Jabber and Jasper, Cisco specializes into specific tech markets, such as Internet of Things (IoT), domain security and energy management.

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Cisco Networking Academy, a global IT skills and career building program, develops the entry-level talent needed to power the digital economy. Over the past decade, more than 3,000 students with disabilities have benefited from Networking Academy courses, delivered in partnership with organizations helping students with vision, hearing, and selected physical disabilities

Cisco is committed to expand the Cisco Networking Academy program for diverse abilities. 

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: Technology and innovation create opportunities, not just for businesses and governments, but for the world.  Cisco partners with more than 10,000 learning institutions worldwide to deliver technical training and problem-solving experiences to individuals studying networking, security, and IoT technologies. This not for profit education initiative helped more than 8 million people prepare for IT careers since 1997.  We want to accelerate the impact of this program and empower 10,000 students with disabilities within five years

Theme: Inclusive Education
Year: 2018