An initiative between Humber and Cisco Canada will see the IT company provide more than $4 million in equipment and infrastructure to the college.
This will help build and support Humber’s applied research network and activities, particularly in the soon-to-be-opened Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (CTI).
In addition, Cisco will offer internships and post-graduation employment opportunities for Humber students. Cisco has also contributed $50,000 towards student scholarships.
“By working with Cisco, our students will benefit from access to the latest equipment and expertise in networking and connected infrastructure, helping to ensure they are career-ready,” said Humber President Chris Whitaker.
The CTI will feature the Cisco Digital Transformation Zone, which will showcase cutting-edge technology and help small- and medium-sized businesses incorporate automation and data exchange into manufacturing technologies.
"Cisco is committed to enhancing the educational experience for students and instructors in order to help ensure students have the skills to meet an increasingly demanding and evolving IT landscape," said Rola Dagher, Cisco Canada president.
Humber will also display how technology is transforming its approach to education and training at the Cisco Innovation Centre in downtown Toronto.