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    ELCC wins Cisco’s "Large Scale Deployment" Award 2010

    Date published: 3 May 2010

    E-Learning Competence Center (ELCC), affiliated to Ministry Of Communications and Information Technology, receives Cisco Networking Academy Award for its large scale deployment of its National Delivery Network for e-learning in the Middle East and Africa 2010 from Cisco Networking Academy program, Cisco Systems.

    The award was honored to Mr. Yasser Kazem, ELCC director, in Cisco Academy annual conference for the Middle East and North Africa, held in Lebanon on 17th and 18th of April 2010.

    ELCC receives this award in recognition of its scalable, innovative and impactful use of technology in education  and for establishing the largest network of 700 academies spread all over Egypt and delivering training courses for almost 60,000 trainees and 3,000 instructors and administrative assistants.

    Mr. Kazem pointed out that this award is the result of ELCC contributions as one of the three regional training centers affiliated to Cisco Academy programs in the region reflecting the Center’s long-term underlying strategy to maximize and optimize the use of Information Technology Clubs in Egypt.

    This network represents an outlet for the delivery of e-learning programs and digital content, online assessment, student performance tracking, hands-on labs, instructor training, support and preparation for industry standard certifications.

    Mr. Bill Souders, Senior Director for Corporate Affairs, Cisco Networking Academy, mentioned that ELCC’s academies represent 10% of total Cisco Networking Academies around the world, setting a good international example, achieving wide spread, quality and sustainability and achieving strategic targets of the program.

    Founded in 2004 by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) in cooperation with Cisco Systems, the E-Learning Competence Center (ELCC) is Egypt’s leading organization in e-Learning with a track record of developing and delivering a wide array of state-of-the art e-Learning courses and content, setting and disseminating the quality standards of e-Learning, providing best practice research and expert consultancy in e-Learning and engendering the first wave of facilitators and e-trainers into the market.


    About the Cisco Networking Academy Program
    Launched in 1997, the Academy program has grown to more than 11,000 Academies in 151 countries, with curricula taught in 11 languages. Over 1.9 Million students are active in Academies in high schools, colleges and universities, technical schools, community-based organizations, and other educational programs around the world. The Academy's blended learning model integrates face-to-face teaching with a challenging web-based curriculum, hands-on lab exercises, and Internet-based assessment.

    About the E-Learning Competence Center
    Founded in 2004 by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) in cooperation with Cisco Systems, the E-Learning Competence Center (ELCC) aims to support Egypt’s overall education reform and entrepreneurship development through the effective use of ICTs with a special focus on harnessing the e-Learning technologies and maximizing the potential for collaborative Public Private Partnerships (PPP). ELCC has a track record of developing and delivering state-of-the art e-Learning courses and content, setting and disseminating quality standards of e-Learning, providing best practice research and expert consultancy in e-Learning and engendering the first wave of facilitators and e-trainers into the market.






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