At a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Cisco CEO John Chambers confirmed plans to expand Cisco's presence in Mexico, including the recently announced Cisco Support Center, the expansion of manufacturing of advanced technology products, and the expansion of the Cisco Networking Academy program. Cisco anticipates direct and indirect investment of up to US $1.35 billion during 2014.
Cisco will expand sourcing of advanced technology products in Mexico through world-class contract manufacturers. Additionally, the investment will cover the recently announced Cisco Support Center (CSC) in Mexico City, which will support local and regional operations and create the capacity to service customers in the Spanish language.
Cisco is also expanding its Networking Academy program to help Mexico increase the pool of high skills workers required to support Mexico's growing technology sector. Cisco Networking Academy in Mexico is one of the largest programs for Cisco worldwide, with more than 50,000 students enrolled in 300 academies nationwide. The Networking Academy is a cloud-delivered, scalable, high-quality program that helps students develop the practical skills needed to design, build, secure and maintain computer networks.
Cisco started operations in Mexico in 1993; it has more than 600 employees working on sales, services and support in offices in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey, and in Cd. Juarez focused on Cisco manufacturing operations. Business partners employs over 5800 Mexicans dedicated to Cisco production.