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Guest Author Nargiz Omarbekova
CISCO CONNECT connects students to partners and gives an opportunity to find jobs
Cisco Connect event was held on September 29thand 30th in Almaty with a support of 18 Partners and 22 Mass Media outlets. Svetlana Anisimova, a General Manager of Cisco Kazakhstan mentioned the fast growing Networking Academy Program as a part of company’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs. Svetlana presented that around 60 academies are providing Cisco courses to students of key universities in Kazakhstan. Eleven thousand students were educated since the inception of the program, fifteen hundred of them Cisco certified.
Networking Academy Students were actively engaged in the preparation of the event and helped during the event to Cisco staff. They had an opportunity to meet with Cisco engineers, partners and sponsors of the exhibition, ask questions, get business cards and make connections. For their hard work, they were rewarded with a free participation and amazing backpacks.
Instructor Trainer Azamat Zhamanov, who is going to open an “IoE Lab in SDU” was able to meet with a guest speaker Caspar Herzberg, Vice President Services and get inspirational ideas.
During the event, it was also announced that on September 27th in the meeting in New York, chief of “Astana Expo 2017” Akhmetzhan Esimov and Cisco’s Senior Vice President for Government Relations Michael Timmeny signed a MoU implying to the partnership in the development of IT strategy of the “Astana EXPO-2017”. Michael Timmeny comments that it a very valuable opportunity to showcase the latest innovation technologies developed by Cisco R&D Centers around the globe.
Based on the event report from Karen Silverton
Talent Connection Events are a great way to connect Cisco Partners with incredibly enthusiastic young job seekers, students or graduates from Cisco Networking Academies.
For Cisco Partners looking for IT Talents it is also a great possibility to discuss hires made the previous year and the positive results received. It is an opportunity to start building a talent pipeline. We are happy to hear about the appreciation to Cisco and Cisco Networking Academy for taking action in such a format.
Arie Van Duijn, Cisco Networking Academy Program Manager, is building the bridge to educators and their students from Networking Academies. Before the event the candidates were given the opportunity to prove their technical ability by doing a packet tracer on-line exam, using the same system used to identify NetRiders winners. The winner received training vouchers from Fast Lane, our Learning Partner.
The local partners that came to the event were:
BT, Proximus, Dimension Data, Fast Lane, Data Flow, Orange, Techdata, Devoteam, Cofely Quentris, NRB Demelenne, Spot IT and Cameo Global.
Some feedback from our partners:
- Dataflow : “We were really positive about the event, I’m sure we will hire some of the people that were present that day”
- BT : “I had great feedback around the organization from my colleagues! We are sill reviewing some CV’s and have identified 2 people who are invited for interviews”
- Cofely Quentris : “We have had good contacts with a few people who shall be further screened”
Our thanks for making this possible goes to: Ken Vanthielen, Arie Van Duijn, Karen Silverton
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A few impressions from our Partner Talent Connection event at Cisco Stockholm
We started with a brief Introduction to the Internet of Everything IoE followed by a workshop breaking up in several groups discussing IoE ideas – the most often mentioned ideas circled around solutions for the traffic in Stockholm. It was inspiring to see how young Networking Academy students took the opportunity to present their ideas in front of the auditorium. It was a great experience to be part of this connection formed between all participants and the Cisco Partners involved.
Cisco Sweden is determined to do more: a partnership with SUP46 – Stockholm’s home for entrepreneurs – and Dreamhack – a Hackathon for games – are a proof that going beyond traditional learning formats is building the skills industry needs.
Elin Khosrawi Enmark, Johan Ahlm, Anders Johansson Tapper