The Minister of Government Estates and Information Services Michael Scott has commended the recent launch of Cisco Academy Bermuda at the Bermuda College as a “significant step forward in intellectual capital creation in Bermuda.”
Minister Scott said: “This is a most inspiring and welcome development on Cisco Academy Bermuda classes. We have begun our very own home grown Bermuda instruction in Cisco. We underestimate the importance of intellectual capital creation at our peril.” Minister Scott said.
He added: “Mr. Arthur Eugene Phillips and Mr. Lionel Jason Thomas, both trained as Cisco instructors, have embarked on a path that will equip Bermudians with the skills and knowledge necessary to compete not only on the local playing field but also globally and only the stars are the limit.”
The Minister attended the launch of the first Cisco Certified Network Associate, CCNA, class, personally welcoming the students. “I want to thank your team of professionals who have taken the vision and made it happen, specifically Mr. Robert Horton (Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Government Estates and Information Services), Mr. Michael Oatley, Mr. Shawn Lightbourn, Mrs. Rhonda-Woods-Smith, Miss Jonelle Steede, Mr. Quinton Butterfield, Miss Mikia McGowan, Dr. Irving Berkowitz, Miss Tawanna Flood and Mrs. Evelyn James Barnett. Their support and hard work have made this launch a success,” Mr. Phillips said.
Orientation was successfully completed last week and Mr. Phillips said the students appear eager to start and succeed. “We have a wide range of experience and educational backgrounds represented in the class and Jason and I look forward to guiding these new recruits successfully through the program. As mentioned in the class that evening – ‘the prize is there for the taking, it’s entirely up to each one of the students to do what is necessary to collect it’.
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