Cisco High

Recruiting tomorrow's techies from high schools and the streets

Leo Carey folds his stocky arms as he patrols the floor of Charlestown (Mass.) High School's basement woodworking shop. "How many of you are ready for the final?" Carey asks the 25 students. "Four, five, six," he counts. "That's it? You'd better get on it." They'd better. After all, it's not tables and chairs these students are constructing. The bandsaws and piles of lumber have been pushed to the corner. Instead, Carey is helping them build a career in computer networking.

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