If you aren’t yet an IT Academy, then it’s definitely something to look into for 2010. I’ve written about it before – in this blog post – and I think it is a programme which works very well for secondary schools. (In a nutshell it allows you to offer Microsoft certifications to your students, staff, and to your local community. Many schools who do it use it to generate revenue, as well as supporting engagement with the local community and local employers).
Now the IT Academy team have announced dates for their “Licence to Learn Tour 2010”, in partnership with OCR, the SSA and Zenos.
The events, in February, have got some very cool venues – the Manchester United Stadium on 2nd Feb, Millennium Point in Birmingham on 3rd Feb, and HMS Belfast in London on 4th Feb. (Even cooler, but more difficult to justify the trip, is the Dublin venue – the Guinness Storehouse on 5th Feb!)
The content, with guest speakers speakers from Microsoft, OCR, Zenos and Prodigy Learning is designed so that you can:
- Find out how the Microsoft IT Academy Program works
- See how Microsoft Certifications can secure GCSE points and funding through OCR
- Explore the “License To Learn” solution – developed to meet current economic challenges in education (marketing speak for…?)
- Witness the launch of an exciting new Microsoft Certification
Places are limited – to register or find out more visit www.licensetolearntour.com
If you can’t wait until February, or you want to know whether it’s worth the trip, you can meet the IT Academy Team on our stand at BETT, or on their own stand M20