Executives from the company’s Lawrenceville campus spent the day on a number of outreach projects ranging from gardening at the D. Scott Hudgens Jr. Center for Early Childhood Education to counseling veterans in the college’s Office of Veterans Affairs.
“We’re excited to be able to have the Cisco executives here on our campus as well as our students to be able to go over to the Cisco location where volunteers will be meeting with them and mentoring them,” said Gwinnett Tech’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement Mary Beth Byerly.
At the Cisco offices students from GTC’s Cisco Networking Academy program spoke one-on-one with company employees about life in the field of information technology.
“The idea was to get the current Networking Academy students an opportunity to come speak to IT professionals here on our campus and find out what careers are like in the real world in IT,” said Cisco executive Sam Lim who also worked to coordinate the volunteer efforts.
At the end of the day more than 100 GTC students were impacted by volunteer mentoring.
Cisco has long been a valuable partner with Gwinnett Tech, continuously helping to advance the college’s mission of providing relevant knowledge while preparing students for successful careers.