Canadian Colleges Update – Dec 2009 Session 6 Microsoft Learning

by | December 9, 2009

Session 6 Chris Pirie, GM, Microsoft Learning Marketing and Sales Mgmt

The Skills Imperative – bridging the skills gamp and increasing deployment – 3 pillars

  1. Digital Literacy – reaching the masses through technology readiness
  2. IT Academy Program – reaching future tech leaders through competency and career enablement
  3. Commercial Gold Certified Training – driving deployment through career enhancement

Channels for Microsoft Learning

  1. Extended Classroom
  2. Online Learning
  3. Certifications

Provided some stats on aging IT workforce, global IT employment growth about why this is important to Microsoft

The Microsoft Ecosystem in Canada (IDC report)

IT Academy Overview – BCIT might want to consider joining

  • essential level – digital content for Digital literacy, Operating System and Office applications
  • advanced level – supports content for Office, Server and Developer products
  • will be part of the Campus Agreement in 2010

Jeff Johnson – IT Academy Area Lead North America

Diploma/Degree + Certification = Career Advantage

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