The Integra Association will be one of the founders of the
new association BANA - the Bulgarian Association of Network Academies, which will be founded in March 2006.
It will be a NGO with the primary purpose being the protection of the rights and interests of all member academies,
coordination of their activity, stimulating the education in information and communication technologies in
Bulgaria and supporting present and former CISCO students.
To achieve its end, the Association will establish itself
as a principal unit for coordinating the CISCO academies in the country, issue informational bulletins for its
members, as well as developing a web site and portal for job vacancies. BANA will provide the academies with
information on new CISCO products and services, cooperate with the Bulgarian Government and other NGOs, bring
into line the curriculum and coordinate the CISCO academies and will open a Telephone Consultations Center.
It is expected that the Association will advertise the CISCO curriculum and the academies in Bulgaria, provide
information on regional and local academies (contacts, courses, prices, etc.), assist students in finding
prestigious jobs in the IT and communication technologies sphere in Bulgaria and abroad, and initializing
“Careers” programs for students. There will be a database created with the inclusion of present and former
students, the organization of conferences, seminars, traineeships, etc.