By Ibrahim Eldeeb, Maydaa Abo El-Nadar
CAIRO, Feb. 6 (SEE) – Zewail City of Science and Technology signed a cooperation protocol with the International company Cisco to establish Cisco Academy specialized in the following training fields: software and network sciences, cybersecurity, and internet of things.
The protocol was signed in the presence of the Zewil University’s Dean for Companies and Business Development Ashraf Badawi and Cisco’s Director of institutional Relations in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Russia Pioter Blota.
In this regard, Badawi expressed, “Through this cooperation and utilizing the modernist devices Zewail City aims at developing youth skills and providing them with scientific training, to bridge the gap that the Egyptian market suffers.”
As Zewil University is playing an important role in the community service, the program, offered by the protocol, is available for all students including the ones who are still studying and the graduated, registered at Zewil University or not.
On his side, Blota mentioned, “I am very delighted with this protocol,” adding that, “The program was applied worldwide as Cisco’s international vision focuses on creating a link between academic studies and developing youth skills through a practical training.”
“The program was applied in more than 180 countries and it is very important to implement in Egypt.”
Statistics show that Cisco internationally assisted almost two million students in 2018, through its academic programs. Throughout the past twenty years, the company’s programs benefited more than ten millions, out of whom 100 persons were Egyptians.