B.T.I.A’s Cisco Network Academy Programme

October 3, 2019 | 1 Comment

The Bermuda Technical Institute Association has formed a unique partnership with the Housing Corporation, under the Ministry of Public Works, to deliver Cisco Network Academy courses to those involved in the Hustle Truck work program.

This pilot program was initiated by the B.T.I.A. following meaningful discussions with Housing Corporation General Manager Major Barrett Dill, with guidance and oversight by Public Works Minister Lt/Col David Burch, the B.T.I.A. said, explaining that “Both bbodies saw the need to enhance the work program by offering education opportunities to very capable young men.”

B.T.I.A. Chairman, Rick Richardson, says the Association “had to first fulfill Cisco Networking Academy requirements to qualify as a bona fide Academy.”

“Once the Network Academy designation had been obtained by the Association, the Minister gave the green light for the structural changes needed to facilitate the training of instructors, and ultimately workers in the Hustle Truck program,” a spokesperson said.

“The B.T.I.A. said the objective is to offer Exploratory to Career Ready courses aligned to certification to the young men through the Cisco Program. The program will be under the watchful eye of Association Executive Mr. Lewellyn Trott, former Dean of the Bermuda College Technical Division, and supported by persons who will soon undergo instructor training through Cisco.”

Mr. Richardson said: “Essentially we share the vision of the Minister in that the program will give educational opportunities to unskilled young men [in most cases] who have not been able to find meaningful work, and are likely to gravitate towards anti-social behavior or activity that will cause them to run afoul of the law. This pilot program goes beyond the discussion point and offers something tangible.”

The program will deploy an attractive internationally recognized Cisco Network course of study to motivate and educate a growing pool of unemployable youths.

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  1. sustainable says:

    Appears to be a great initiative with great leadership under Mr. Trott.

    It is with hope that this program also explores the literacy levels of these young men as illiteracy is still a problem in Bermuda.

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