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| Cisco Opens First Networking Academy in China
September 29, 1998 (HONG KONG) -- In partnership with Shanghai's Fudan
University, Cisco Systems Inc. of San Jose, Calif. launched the Cisco
Networking Academy program in China.
|The program is designed to teach high school, college and university
level students how to design, build and maintain computer networks that
support local, national and global businesses.
Fudan University is the first in China to offer the Cisco Networking
Academy curriculum. As a regional Cisco Networking Academy site, Fudan
will recruit, manage and support 10 other educational institutions as
local-level academies capable of offering the curriculum to their students.
According to John Morgridge, chairman of Cisco Systems, the academy is
expected to increase the number of trained IT professionals in China.
It is anticipated that more than 90 middle schools, colleges and universities
in China will participate in the program by the end of the year.
Regionwide, the program is expected to involve more than 300 schools
and colleges by the end of 1999. It is currently established in close
to 1,000 high schools and colleges worldwide.
The Cisco Networking Academy was introduced in the United States in October
1997. The main objectives of the program are to meet the increasing
market demand for skilled networking professionals and prepare the next
generation for the Internet age.
(Eleanor Yeung, Asia BizTech Hong Kong Editor)