The team at CNet Training is helping to spread the word about the digital infrastructure industry and in particular the Data Centre sector by becoming STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) Ambassadors.
STEM Ambassadors provide the link between employers and the workforce of tomorrow by visiting schools, colleges and universities and primarily reaching out to 7-16 year olds to introduce them to the industry and the potential careers within it.
It’s widely discussed that there is a shortage of skills in the Digital Infrastructure Industry as well as a lack of diversity and this needs to be addressed now to protect the future of the industry.
CNet is supporting the STEMNET organisation, which promotes and organises the delivery of STEM programs/presentations via STEM Ambassadors into schools, colleges and universities. Each member of CNet staff will spend three days per year inspiring young people by explaining what the Digital Infrastructure Industry is, what it does, how important it is to everyone, how it supports our daily lives and the exciting career opportunities that are available within it.
CEO and Founder of CNet Training, Andrew Stevens said: “I have been looking at the issues surrounding this topic for a long time. It’s clear that there is a general lack of awareness about the industry and it is a major issue. Many are concerned about it, but the fact is we need to stop just talking about it and act now to address this critical issue. I strongly believe that meaningful engagement with schools from year 9 is required now to protect the future of the industry, assuming that engagement at the graduate level will solve the problem is simply wrong, that route ignores the 63% of people that do not follow an academic path.
“We, at CNet, will leave a legacy, to inspire and inform young people about the industry and encourage them to choose to pursue a career within it.”
About CNet Training: International award-winning education company, CNet Training has been designing and delivering professional network infrastructure training programs since 1996.
Today, officially the largest education provider in the world dedicated to the digital infrastructure Industry, including the data centre and network infrastructure sectors, CNet is recognised throughout the world for being the global industry leader and the only dedicated education provider to award both internationally recognised qualifications and professional certifications, starting at level 3 and culminating with level 7 Masters programs.
A significant part of CNet’s history is the development of the highly acclaimed Global Data Centre & Network Infrastructure Education Framework, which offers industry professionals an opportunity to map and configure data centre education, qualifications and certifications to meet individual and business needs.
CNet Training delivers programs in locations across the world. In addition to its impressive client list of multinational organisations, the company is proud of its close associations with the world’s leading trade associations and industry bodies including the Data Centre Alliance, EUDCA, Infrastructure Masons, AFCOM, 7×24, Broad Group, Green Grid, ISO quality standards and Pearson. So trusted is CNet’s expertise that it also designs and delivers vendor-specific programs for many of the world’s leading manufacturers of data centre and network infrastructure solutions.