Asserting Cisco Networking Academy’s Be the Bridge Award winners!


Cisco Networking Academy Be the Bridge Awards rejoice the unimaginable issues our schooling companions have made attainable and their achievements each Cisco monetary quarter.

I’m thrilled to publicly announce the companions who made an affect on our six-person world judging panel for this Cisco monetary quarter (Q1) of monetary 12 months 2022 (FY22).

Assist us rejoice Cisco Networking Academy’s Be the Bridge Award recipients; twelve companions from around the globe who embody the true spirit of our mission: to construct an inclusive future for all!

The final 18 months have required heroic efforts by our schooling companions, Academy Assist Facilities, and Teacher Coaching Heart companions.

So, it’s notably well timed—and an honor—to announce the next Be the Bridge Award winners. Every has demonstrated a dedication to Networking Academy that displays the true mission of our program. Every has sought out new methods to develop experience amongst our teacher base or solid a wider—and extra various—web towards pupil enrollment.

Please be part of me in congratulating these superb companions!

Allow us to all be impressed by their contributions.

Establishment Awards

TAFE NSW – Lidcombe, Meadowbank, and Glendale


Acknowledged for: Fostering loyalty, unimaginable volunteerism, and professionalism by instructors; endorsing IT Necessities as a core providing inside the Australian Certificates IV in Data Know-how; guaranteeing the suitable expertise switch to regional instructors remotely (at odd hours); and working strategic teacher coaching for large regional universities whereas bringing in new territories.

Worldwide Youth Basis (IYF)


Acknowledged for: Unleashing alternatives for younger, low-income college students from technical vocational faculties in Mexico, IYF recognized a chance to work with CONALEP, the biggest technical vocational system in Mexico. After figuring out a niche in vocational orientation in the direction of IT/Networking alternatives, they used Networking Academy, along with their very own vocational program, and funds from different foundations, to put money into constructing expertise sustainably whereas creating higher financial alternatives for the neighborhood.

NIIT Basis

Area: India/SAARC

Acknowledged for: Supporting various communities and experiencing vital development in profession programs. Highlights embody: establishing a Networking Academy service mannequin pilot providing CCT applications to underserved establishments in rural components of India; executing their first Ability-a-Thon bringing in college students to profession and CCT programs; and, beginning a novel marketing campaign empowering adults in custody and LGBTQIA+ communities.

American Indian Greater Schooling Consortium (AIHEC)

Area: US and Canada

Acknowledged for: Offering coaching alternatives for ITE, CCNA 1, and Cybersecurity to 74 individuals in 22 places and 11 states. Alternatives led to summer season camps working with excessive faculties and probably beginning courses with larger schooling tribal faculties. However their greatest achievement was upskilling their IT employees — and retaining these staff on the faculty as a result of it may be onerous to recruit IT employees as a consequence of their distant places with excessive IT salaries elsewhere.

Particular person Awards

Keith Davis, Camden Dream Heart

Area: US and Canada

Acknowledged for: He utilized to be an middleman with the US Division of Labor, which launched two permitted apprenticeship applications. Applications make the most of Networking Academy’s curriculum and positions the Camden Dream Heart as a conduit between employers and academies who’re interested by apprenticeship alternatives. And the chance continues to foster collaboration and the constructing of recent relationships.

Yuliya Tanasyuk, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi Nationwide College

Serhii Martsenko, Ternopil College

Anatolii Chepynoha, Cherkasy State Technological College

Area: Visegrád, Russia and CIS

Acknowledged for: Serving because the Networking Academy steering committee in Ukraine, thereby strengthening the neighborhood and enabling development.

Belal Mohamed, Expertise Plus Egypt

Area: MEA

Acknowledged for: Expertise Plus Egypt ranks as one of many high academies within the area. Along with getting his CCNA and CCNP, Belal overcame monetary restrictions for trainees in Egypt by sharing in Recent Grads Initiative and voluntarily providing his effort and time. As such, he reached greater than 3,000 trainers on profession certification tracks.

Malin Borghager & Olga OTorstensson, Halmstad College

Area: Europe North & South, Germany, UKI

Acknowledged for: Spearheading efforts whereby 18 instructors from the European Cybercrime Coaching and Schooling Group (ECTEF) achieved teacher accreditation and plan to ship CCNA ITN and CyberOps Affiliate programs. Malin’s efforts solid a large regulation enforcement company web in Sweden, Romania, Germany, Nice Britain, Spain, Eire, Greece, Belgium, Iceland, Austria, and Cyprus.

Ligang Lu, Southwest Petroleum College

Area: Larger China

Acknowledged for: Being a faithful DevNet Affiliate trainer and evangelist, personally coaching greater than 100 DevNet instructors after difficult private circumstances.

Pleasure continues to construct as every of those FY22 Be the Bridge Award recipients shall be entered as finalists in our Golden Bridge Awards. We are going to announce the Golden Bridge Award winner at our annual World Companion Convention on Could 26, 2022.

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