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DATE: June 26, 2002
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, (901) 333-5338 or
Marilyn Duncan, (901) 333-4247

Southwest Graduates First Cisco Academy Class

Southwest Tennessee Community College will conduct the inaugural graduation exercise for the participants in its Cisco Networking Academy Program at 10 a.m., Friday, June 28, in the Richard D. Sulcer Building on the Macon Cove campus, 5983 Macon Cove. If is free and open to the public.

Dr. Jim Willis, Southwest’s vice president for Workforce Development and Continuing Education, will give the keynote address. Following his speech, certificates of recognition will be presented to five students who have successfully completed the Cisco Academy curriculum. In addition, five instructors will be honored for having completed two semesters of certification training to teach at the Academy.

The Cisco Networking Academy Program is a comprehensive e-learning program, offering 10 semesters of training designed to provide students with the Internet technology skills essential in a global economy. The Networking Academy delivers Web-based content, online assessment, student performance tracking, hands-on labs, instructor training and support, and preparation for industry-standard certifications.

Launched in 1997, there are now more than 7,500 Networking Academies in over 130 countries and in all 50 states in the U.S. More than 160,000 students are enrolled in Academies in high schools, colleges and universities, technical schools, community-based organizations, and other educational programs around the world.

John Churchill, director of Computer and Technical Training at Southwest, also serves as coordinator of the Cisco Networking Academy Program. “Southwest has entered a partnership with Cisco Networking Academy to be a regional provider of the Networking Academy curriculum,” Churchill said. “Southwest is working with three Memphis City Schools Career and Technical Centers to help them provide this cutting-edge technical training to 26 schools in the Memphis City Schools system.”

For additional information about the Cisco Networking Academy at Southwest, call (901) 333-4277.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.