The Cisco Networking Academy and China’s Software College Program

Details of the organization
Cisco Systems
Business sector entities

Information about the project
The Cisco Networking Academy and China’s Software College Program
Based on the Cisco Networking Academy Program, a comprehensive e-learning program, which provides students with the Internet technology skills and with a great focus on students in less developed regions and women who have less access to ICT, Cisco is cooperating with the Ministry of Education, China, to co-found model Software Colleges in 30 most reputable universities of China. The program provides compulsory CCNA, CCNP courses to college students. As part of the global program, in China, till 2004, there are already 219 academies cooperating with universities, professional training schools etc. in every province of the country with 20,207 students participating the program and 22,567 graduates benefiting from the program.
National implementation:
Ongoing from to 
Ministry of Education, China Universities in China

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
  • Training initiative
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No