JAKARTA, Indonesia – 13 June, 2013 — Cisco today announced an industry-academia collaboration in Indonesia, where students will have the opportunity to learn on the job through an internship with business leaders in the country. The Cisco® Internship Training Program (CiTP) aims to develop a future-ready workforce by providing students with real-life industry experiences through the Cisco Networking Academy™ program; an opportunity to learn from information and communication technology (ICT) implementations as well as developing their leadership skills.
Cisco has received more than 200 applications from students keen to participate in the CiTP program with the following companies that have committed to develop Indonesia's future ICT leaders:
- PT Dimension Data Indonesia,
- PT Nusantara Compnet Integrator,
- PT Sisindokom Lintasbuana,
- PT Multipolar Technology,
- PT Packet Systems Indonesia
- PT Mastersystem Infotama
Fifteen students from seven universities and one polytechnic in Indonesia will be selected to fulfill a six-month internship with reputable partners of Cisco in Indonesia.
The students, who will start the internship in June, have six months to complete the internship, which will culminate in a business plan competition, expected to generate a showcase of innovation and help the companies directly implement more exciting ideas and solutions. Cisco and the partner companies will provide additional mentorship for the students throughout the internship period.
- Stuart Hendry, Managing Director for Cisco in Indonesia
"As leaders in Indonesia's business landscape, we have the opportunity to create the future leaders of ICT in this country and I'm excited by the enthusiastic response to these opportunities to learn from our key partners in the region and in Indonesia. The skills these students have learnt in the classroom, combined with the on-the-job training will be key for Indonesia's growth as the country embraces connectivity and collaboration. The student internship program is one more step toward demonstrating our commitment to human capital development and community empowerment in Indonesia through the Cisco Networking Academy. With a built-in employability framework aimed at transforming students into successful professionals, the internship bridges industry demand and supply to enhance national competitiveness."
- Maria Devitasari, HR Manager, PT Dimension Data Indonesia
"Dimension Data Indonesia is proud to play a part in developing the future ICT leaders in Indonesia. Our commitment extends across the region as we, with Cisco, provide the learning and training needed for a globally aware and ready workforce. In Indonesia, we have selected eight students for the CiTP program at Dimension Data Indonesia and look forward to creating employment opportunities for the best students."
- Rahmadil Adha, IT Telkom
"To be selected for Cisco Internship Training Program is a privilege of a lifetime, and I can't wait to start. I thank Cisco and Dimension Data for this opportunity, and I hope I can do well for the company, and I will do my best to show that Indonesia students have the capabilities and skills to be able to compete globally.
- Ichwan Setiawan, Bandung Institute of Technology
"When I received the letter that I had been chosen to participate in Cisco Internship Training Program, I couldn't believe my eyes, especially since I was competing against students from famous universities around Indonesia. But I believe I can show that my qualities are just as strong. My gratitude to Cisco Indonesia and Dimension Data Indonesia, and I'm looking forward one of the best, if not the best, six months of my life yet."
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