ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) –

Trainees in Charlottesville and Albemarle County can get an upper hand in the info innovationinfotech market before finishing high school. Its all part of a new Details and Engineering Technology Academy launching at Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC).

Computer system networking huge Cisco is dealing with students to prepare them for careers in some of the most soughtdemanded industries.The concept is to align the curriculum of high schools with skills that are required in the computer systems field.So, this really prepares them for best service case situations, finest business practices, stated Garrick Whitehead, Cisco instructor.The Details and Engineering Innovation Academy is the first of 4 new academies CATEC

is unveiling. Starting next week, Whitehead will invite 15 students into CATECs IT lab.Cisco started the hands on engineering curriculum several years ago.They will be routing and switching and taking apart servers and putting things back together, stated Daphne Keiser, CATEC director and strategic planner.This is the entrance into a promising profession in networking, desktop professional, network professional, or engineer along with a course to completing up their college education, Whitehead said.Charlottesville and Albemarle high school students will walkignore the course with college credit, credentials for greater education, or go directly into the workforce.So, this is not simply a technical ability set building procedure, however also an expert structure procedure that assists them to be better specialists quicker instead of later on, stated Whitehead.The Information and Engineering Technology Academy begins August 23 and there is still a lot of space for anyone who would like to join.Those interested are encouraged to fulfillmeet a CATEC therapist for more detailsfor more details.