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Pilot Program Prepares Individuals with Vision Impairment for Cybersecurity Jobs

A new resource, NSITE’s Cisco Academy training program prepares job seekers who are blind or visually impaired to become Cisco Certified Network Associates. Those enrolled in this 40-week initiative learn how to “install, configure and troubleshoot networks using Cisco products.” Funded
by a grant from the Mitsubishi Electric Foundation of America (MEAF), the Academy gears its programming primarily to people ages 18-26 and covers instruction in communications and leadership as well. Most participants are referred by state vocational rehabilitation agencies and “the program is free for them.” Learn more about it from SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management.