Supporting Quote:

* “Cisco is committed to helping our country address the current economic challenges by focusing on innovation, new opportunities and jobs,” said John Chambers, Cisco chairman and CEO.  “Collaborative technologies will not only drive the next phase of economic growth for our future, but the need for a uniquely skilled workforce.  We have a strong track record of successful public-private partnerships that have used technology to transform communities, cities, countries and individual lives.  The Workforce Retraining Initiative will serve an important role by expanding training for well-paid, high-demand technology-based jobs.”

Supporting Resources:

* Cisco Networking Academy: http://www.cisco.com/go/netacad

* Workforce Retraining Initiative: http://www.workforceretrainingus.com

* Executive Q&A:  CEO John Chambers explains how the company is partnering with government, nonprofits and educational institutions to
develop job skills programs in broadband infrastructure, network security and healthcare information technology:
http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2009/ts_071409.html

* Join the discussion!  Technology plays an ever important role ineducation and the classroom, but how can it be best utilized for job training and retraining?  Visit PasstheBall.com and help brainstorm even more great ideas on how technology can help train workers or upgrade skills. Don’t have an idea?  Rate or comment on ideas that are already there:
http://passtheball.com/jobtraining.

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About the Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy is an innovative education initiative that provides students with critical IT and networking skills to design, build, and maintain the infrastructure highway that both the public and private sector depend on.

* Established in 1997 in the United States, the Cisco Networking Academy has partnered with educational institutions, national, state and local government, and community-based organizations.

* The Networking Academy currently serves more than 128,000 students in more than 2,200 U.S. educational institutions.

* In total, the Networking Academy reaches more than 750,000 students each year in more than 165 countries; more than 2,500,000 students have participated since 1997

About Cisco Systems

Cisco, (NASDAQ: CSCO), is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com.

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