Microsoft IT Training Academy Officially Open at Wirral’s Sixth Form College

News release from The Sixth Form College, Birkenhead,

The Microsoft IT Academy and Microsoft Training Centre officially opened at The Sixth Form College last Wednesday, enabling the college to offer computer training and support packages to the wider community, local businesses as well as our staff and students.

The Academy is fitted with the latest advanced technology and has been provided as part of a package - Microsoft Office 365 Education - which allows students at the college to access a range of valuable software programmes and tools such as Microsoft Office Web Apps, Microsoft Project Online and Sky Drive Pro – a cloud storage service with 25GB storage capacity, on top of a 50 GB mailbox. AS Computing students at The Sixth Form College, Callum Dean and James Finegan were able to Beta test the Office 365 package prior to it being available across the college and were both extremely impressed by the technology.



Microsoft Business Manager for F.E, Mike Morris, attended the opening of the Academy and Training Centre, and commented on how happy he is to be working with the education provider. Mr. Morris said: “We are delighted to be working alongside Wirral’s Sixth Form College. They are leading the way in their sector, being one of the first education providers in the North West to hold both the Microsoft IT Academy and Microsoft Training Centre status. What really strikes me as special about their IT Academy is the ambition for its success both in the college and in the larger community, and the strategic technology approach that is being embraced by the college. The Sixth Form College really has embraced my offer of a unique relationship with Microsoft and I hope we can continue to build on this.”

Kathryn Podmore, Principal at The Sixth form College in Birkenhead, further commented, “It is fantastic that we are able to offer such valuable technology to our local community and help local businesses to support their staff with their technological development. We are extremely proud as a college to hold status as a Microsoft Academy as we had to meet very strict criteria in order to achieve this.”

Kathryn Podmore Mike Morris

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