Red River is now in an elite class of companies that hold both Cisco Gold and Cisco Learning Partner designations
CLAREMONT, N.H. and RESTON, Va. — September 25, 2020 — Red River, a technology transformation company, announced today the acquisition of Northeast ASC/ITC, a certified Cisco Network Academy provider based in New England. The acquisition strengthens Red River’s workforce development and technical training capabilities by adding depth and breadth to its curriculum, resources and learning platform. The acquisition certifies Red River as a Cisco Learning Partner, allowing it to access deep pools of technical talent and create connections between the company and K-12 schools, community colleges and universities throughout the United States.
“We see the expansion of our workforce development and training capabilities as a natural ‘talent pipeline’ for the very educators, students and engineers we need to fuel our growth, serve our customers, support our partners and make positive impacts in our communities,” said Dan McGee, COO for Red River. “Providing a robust learning platform for training and certifications on our strategic partners’ technology stacks and our own solutions will further strengthen the relationships we have with our customers and the overall technology community.”
Red River will leverage and grow its training services, which now includes more than 200 high schools, community colleges and four-year institutions in nine states and regions, including California, New England, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. This also includes providing the training faculty
who instructs 15,000+ students at those institutions.
For its Cisco Network Academy services, Red River will provide frontline support services for Cisco Academy instructors – from training, certifications and professional development to all aspects of the curriculum, Learning Management System, lab exercises, equipment and other resources. This includes utilizing Red River’s managed services and three 24x7x365 Network Operations Centers (NOC) to provide first-call support. Cisco Network Academy course offerings include networking, network programmability, cybersecurity, IT Essentials (A+), Python, LINUX, C, C++, Internet of Things, Security and entrepreneurship.
Red River has been a Cisco Gold Partner since 2008, and last year was named Cisco’s U.S. Federal Partner of the Year and Federal Software and Services Partner of the Year.