CNet Training celebrates its 25th anniversary

Until its 25th year, CNet has been delivering professional technical education programs to individuals and businesses across the globe. CNet awards both industry recognised qualifications and official certifications.

Since launching in 1996, the CNet team has grown, delivering and expanding its delivery locations and program offerings. Over the last 25 years, CNet is proud to have educated over 70,000 individuals, in 45 countries to 153 different nationalities in 218 delivery locations and in 19 time zones. All of CNet’s programs are delivered by CNet’s expert Instructor team who are full-time employees based across the globe, providing learners with access to some of the most respected technical minds in the data centre and network infrastructure industry.

To celebrate its 25th, CNet has also re-designed its brand logo especially for 2021.

CNet was established with a focus on training military personnel in internal and external copper and fibre cable installation. Originated by CNet, The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework is recognised worldwide.

In 2017, CNet launched its live instructor-led Remote Attendance capability, initially anticipating a drive to need to operate in a more sustainable and environmentally sensitive way. Remote Attendance has allowed learning to continue throughout a global pandemic and make learning even more accessible across the world. Learners can now select the best time to attend a program from a wide variety of time zones available across the globe.

CNet is no stranger to accolades, after two years it won the Networking Industry Award for Training Company of the Year (1998). CNet has been awarded 22 Industry and Recognition Awards. CNet has also been awarded the Defence Employment Recognition Silver Award recognising CNet’s on-going work and support to the Armed Forces community over the last 25 years.

President and CEO Andrew Stevens has been with CNet since 1998 and is the driving force and key voice across the industry on the importance of education and his desire to leave a legacy and make the industry a better place for all. He is committed to increasing awareness of the Digital Infrastructure Industry to provide clear pathways for people to enter the industry.

“Companies don’t last to their 25th year without hard work and a dedication. I’m grateful to have such a talented team, many who have worked for the company for a long time and all are driven to help CNet succeed. We have fantastic relationships with our customers, industry associations and media contacts across the world, many of whom we think of as close friends and we wouldn’t be where we are now without them. I love leading the CNet team and seeing all that we have achieved over the years. We have created a fantastic educational framework that I’m immensely proud of and we never want to standstill. We are always striving to do more, and we have a lot of exciting things coming over the next couple of years, so watch this space!”

Looking ahead, CNet is working on exciting plans to expand its technical offering, adding more programs to its renowned education framework and working alongside the industry and leading organisations to create further technical apprenticeships for the network infrastructure sector. This will help to encourage more people into the industry and work as an industry to tackle the on-going skills shortage and make it a more inclusive workplace.

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