New York -- Time Warner Inc. last week became the first
private-sector sponsor in a program created by Cisco Systems Inc. to teach high-school
students to design, build and maintain computer networks.
The "Cisco Networking Academy" program was
launched one year ago.
At its corporate headquarters in Manhattan, Time Warner
will build a "Time Warner Regional Academy" to serve as a network-training and
support facility for 10 New York City public high schools.
"Our support of the Cisco Networking Academy program
is consistent with Time Warner's long-standing commitment to work actively to enhance
the quality of education in the communities that we serve," said Gerald M. Levin,
chairman and CEO of Time Warner, in a prepared statement.