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Northeastern University-Silicon Valley Launches New Program to Build IoT Skills

A new Internet of Things program at Northeastern University-Silicon Valley seeks to address the growing demand for IoT skills in the workforce. The institution is collaborating with Cisco to launch the program, which will "combine hands-on, experiential learning opportunities with essential coursework to prepare today's workers for the demands of IoT technology," according to a press release.

Designed for working professionals, the program will combine Northeastern's research enterprise with Cisco's technology expertise to give students the technology, data analysis and communications, and cybersecurity skills needed for "the next chapter in an interconnected world."

Courses will be delivered in a part-time, hybrid format, with most lecture-oriented instruction available online. Cohorts will also meet in person for lab work, hack-a-thons and other experiential opportunities, according to a university statement.

"We're predicting that the next wave of technology will require a different skill set than that of traditional networking, computer science, software, hardware, network and data communication engineers, and Big Data professionals," said PK Agarwal, regional dean and CEO of Northeastern University-Silicon Valley, in a statement. "To meet the requirements of these careers, we are working with an industry leader that is dedicated to cultivating talent and leadership for the emerging IoT industry."

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