Cisco is helping to build the workforce of tomorrow by teaching students in the EU the IT and professional skills that employers need to fill the ICT skills gap. More than 6,000 Networking Academy locations across the EU are dedicated to helping students develop the knowledge and skills to succeed in a technology-driven market.
Academy Cube is a talent and eLearning platform offering an intelligent matching system that highlights the skills gaps talents may have in their qualifications and helps them entering the labour market. Cisco is a board member of the Academy Cube NGO and shares its training with this talents community.
European Schoolnet is a knowledge-building network, whose purpose is to bring innovation in teaching and learning to their key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers and industry partners.
Cisco joined the European Commission’s multi-stakeholder partnership, the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs, raising two pledges: the creation of a Smart Grid professional training and the mapping of the Cisco Certifications and training matrix with the e-Competence Framework.
In Europe, the gap between the number of available jobs and the number of people qualified to fill them is expected to grow by 3 percent each year. Cisco participates in the effort to bridge the skills gap through its contribution in the E-skills for Jobs campaign.
Cisco is a member of this focal point for entrepreneurship education in Europe. In this initiative, Public and private sectors work together to increase levels of entrepreneurial activities in schools across Europe.