The GATE (Government Assisted Technology Endeavour) ICT Cadet training facility has successfully gained approval as a Cisco Networking Academy. The announcement was made on Tuesday during the completion ceremony for the first group of ICT cadets to successfully complete the GATE ICT Cadet programme.
“We recognise the shortage of skills across the Caribbean in professionally certified computer networking professionals.” GATE Programme Coordinator Ashton Faeron said.
“This is confirmed by a report sponsored by Cisco published in January 2013 where the total networking skills gap in Latin America was estimated at approximately 207,000 skilled people. The demand for skilled persons with essential and emerging networking technology skills is estimated at approximately 650,000. And this demand continues to increase.”
The GATE Cisco Networking Academy will firstly be available to Cadets in the ICT Cadet Programme.
Faeron said in the future, the facility will open up a Test Centre that anyone desirous of obtaining professional Cisco certification and other certifications will be able to do so.