Supporting the Transition from Education to Employment in Latin America’s Digital Economy
Thought Leadership, Education, Innovation
There is a huge opportunity in Latin America right now to train the workforce with digital skills and fill the need for IT related jobs. The more professionals we train with these skills, the bigger the social and economic impact we can make across the region.
At the last Cisco Live! Cancun, three very special Cisco Networking Academy students from Mexico had the opportunity to receive on the job training with Cisco’s Network Operations Center (NOC) team. The NOC is responsible for keeping the network running smoothly at this large-scale event, and ensuring uninterrupted wireless network connectivity while providing top-notch customer service.
Cisco Networking Academy is a global IT skills and career building program that has already trained over two million students in Latin America since 1997. Each year, Networking Academy instructors nominate exceptional students to be part of the Cisco Live! Cancun “Dream Team.” This time, students, Anne Constanze Schreiber Brito, Raziel Martínez, and Marlon Velasco, were invited to work alongside the NOC’s industry-leading engineers to demonstrate their skills and gain hands-on, real-world experience. They were actively engaged in a team setting, assisting in setting up, supporting and troubleshooting wireless networks. Mentors guided the students, helping them to gain valuable experience and to grow both technical and non-technical skills.
I was very proud to have seen them in action! Watch the video to hear from the students directly about their enthusiasm for technology!
Inviting these students to work at Cisco Live! is just one example of how Cisco is supporting the transition from education to employment and building the workforce that will power the digital economy in Latin America.