Networking vendor, Cisco has yet again displayed its community conscience, setting-up a Cisco Networking Academy in Sydney's western suburb of Liverpool at the beckoning of the local council.
The academy is part of a long term strategy to attract knowledge-based industries to the already burgeoning area.
It will train students enrolled in the Council's computer centre on basic computer networking, with successful graduates qualifying as Cisco Certified Network Associates (CCNAs).
Student intake will begin in July, with half of the 40 candidates sourced by The Smith Family welfare group.
Liverpool City Council plans to install at least two other Cisco campuses next year. Cisco has invested well over $1 million in approximately 120 training facilities throughout Australia.