Cisco launches Global Talent Acceleration prog in Bangalore

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Bangalore, Oct 16 (UNI) Cisco, a leader in networking today launched its Global Talent Acceleration Program (GTAP), aimed at creating next-generation local engineering and sales talent in India, and other emerging countries in the Asian region.

Through the GTAP in India, Cisco will train Indian engineering students at the CCIE level, the highest stage professional certification offered by Cisco.

Cisco Learning Solutions Partners, Datacraft, Fast Lane Global Knowledge, and NIIT will act as initial primary partner delivery organisations in India.

''India, which is at the centre of Cisco's globalisation strategy, is experiencing tremendous growth, and the demand for technical talent undoubtedly exceeds supply. The development of a sustainable talent pipeline, with market-ready skills, is imperative to sustain momentum,'' said Leo Scrivner, Vice-president (Human Resources) Cisco Services, in a release here.

GTAP, a 37-week program combines classroom training, industry exposure and hands-on experience. The program offers two tracks--Professional, aimed at students with three to five years' experience and Associate-- for fresh graduates. Initially, students, who underwent the programme, will be recruited for work at Cisco's Bangalore Technical Assistance Centre and Cisco's Bangalore Advanced Services Worldwide Service Provider practices organisation.

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