Scunthorpe college launches Microsoft Imagine Academy
Bailey Shore and George Hirst from Grimsby working in John Leggott College's IT centre, The Portal.
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 10 May 2017
JOHN Leggott College have announced the launch of the Microsoft Imagine Academy program to provide technology education for their students and staff, as well as businesses in the local area looking to upskill their workforce.
This makes John Leggott the only college in the area to provide students with real-world technology skills needed to thrive in the 21st century economy through the certified Microsoft Imagine Academy.
The Scunthorpe college joins more than 16,000 Microsoft Imagine Academies around the world.
The Microsoft Imagine Academy covers computer basics to high-level programming, along with information and communications technology management.
The college will provide a convenient and flexible learning environment where students can get hands-on experience with the latest Microsoft technology to gain a competitive edge in today's job market or the next step in their studies.
Network officer Lee Wilkinson said: "We're committed to providing our students with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills so they can pursue higher education, and secure jobs that contribute to the economy and their communities.
"Our membership in the Microsoft Imagine Academy program enables us to provide a road map to technology proficiency and industry-recognised Microsoft Certification credentials keeping pace with what today's employers are looking for and setting our students up for future success."
Microsoft Imagine Academy is a comprehensive program that supports ongoing technology education for students, teachers and other professionals spanning computer basics to high-level programming, along with cloud and infrastructure management using Microsoft technologies.
The program's resources include access to online learning content, Official Microsoft Academic Courses, classroom curriculum, and instructor tools.
Alison Cunard, general manager for Microsoft Learning Experience, said: "Microsoft is committed to empowering students and teachers around the world to reach their full potential.
"By combining education and cutting-edge technology, the Microsoft Imagine Academy helps enable success and prosperity in an evolving global economy.
"Microsoft Imagine Academy will provide a convenient and flexible learning environment where students can get hands-on experience with the latest technology to gain a competitive edge in today's job market or the next step in their academics.