Mission completed, let the training begin!

Mission completed, let the training begin!

Andrew Bettany

Our "train the trainer" Microsoft Certified Trainer Bootcamp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti is over, the results are in and MCT enrolment for 5 newly qualified MCTs is in hand.

All of the 13 experienced IT professionals that participated in the week long bootcamp successfully achieved a passing performance at the trainer the trainer part of the week.  Five also now have the pre-requisite MCP exam(s) to now enroll as MCTs.

 

Haiti Train the Trainer bootcamp - class photo

There were some great presentations during the week, and everyone did a great job.  One attendee Jean Bernard Agenor scored an amazing 96% on the assessed teach back, whilst Garry Beauplan did a great job attaining a score of 86% presenting the Windows 7 Firewall module to the class.  Well done to our new MCTs: Steve, Garry, Jean Bernard, Gregory H and Jean Maxo!

Proud to wear the MCT shirt : Flying the Haitian flag - battered but working hard : Garry, new MCT

The remaining 8 now need to continue to prepare to re-sit the MCTS Windows 7 exam (or a MCP in their chosen specialty) - Microsoft sponsored the MCP examinations and the MCT enrolment fee for the first year.

 

We awarded Jean Bernard Agenor the most promising MCT award - Jean is a .Net Framework trainer who works at the Ecole Supérieure d’Infotronique d’Haiti (ESIH) and showed great promise in this "in demand" technology.  As a prize we have a great MCT branded laptop bag.

Studying hard for the MCTS exam : Jean Maxo - great score!

All of the MCTs will be offered the opportunity to present modules this September during the next NetHope/Microsoft initiative on the island - a special NetHope IT Academy Internship Program which trains 30 unemployed youths and helps them to secure IT work experience with the myriad of NGOs deployed in Haiti who are really making a difference to rebuild not only the infrastructure, but also the lives of the many thousands displaced by the disaster last year.

Not a safe place to park! : Rebuilding ESIH in the evening sun

So, after a hot, tiring, but truly fantastic week in the Caribbean, we have succeeded - there are now 5 new MCTs on the island - more than doubling the current number there already, and another 8 are motivated to achieve MCT status in the new few weeks.  I am looking forward to reading on Born to Learn all about the next NetHope/Microsoft project in September - I am sure that it will be a huge success and that the MCTs will do a great job!

Comments
  • Engels Thomas M.
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    Awesome job, congratulations to all of you guys and many thanks to Andrew Bettany and everyone else @MSFT who made this possible. This project should be taken by other MCT's  around the world and implement it in their countries. I'm sure that out there are many talented people that don't have the money to help them boost their IT skills but they have the commitment and wish to have a similar opportunity like these guys had (myself included). I'm from Nicaragua and sadly statistics put us right after Haiti but both countries have brave people that are always fighting, day after day and little by little to see improvement in their lives just as any other citizen from around the globe would do. Go! Haiti go! to the other 8 guys just keep up the good work, don't give up, and you will sure become MCTs very soon.

  • Anonymous
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    Thank you all for the support to those that really needs the assitance and help after tragedy. Congrats!!!

  • Claudia Woods
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    Bravo, Andrew!!!  Congrats to the newest MCTs in our midsts!  A tremendous accomplishment.  :0)

  • Dave Franklyn
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    Please pass a MIGHTY congratulations on from the North American MCT Community and let them know about the MCT Summit 2011 San Francisco!

    We'd be honored to have them attend!

    Dave Franklyn, MVP/MCT

    MCT Summit 2011 San Francisco

    http://www.mctsummit.org

  • Andrew Bettany
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    I already showed them the MCT Summit!  Some of the Haitians like to travel to USA and I would hope that some will even come over.  I certainly shouted it out, and some were keen....

  • Anonymous
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    Thank you  Mr Andrew For this tired Week.

  • Anonymous
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    Thank you again Andrew for coming, you did a great job here in Haiti, we are still motivated to go so far.

  • Anonymous
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    You did a great job Mr Andrew! Thanks a lot

  • Umapathy
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    Thanks for the great work. Please don't forget the rest of the countries as well.

  • Anonymous
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    omg bernie u still look the same...hmmm i see how  u forgot about your lil sis

  • Anonymous
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    All i can say is congratulations  guys.

  • Anonymous
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    I did T. Harv Eckar's 'train the trainer', but, this one looks like fun!

  • Anonymous
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    Awesome NetHope/Microsoft initiative! Congratulations to the 5 newly qualified MCTs! I'm currently learning Microsoft Excel, does anyone know if there is a similar certification for this Microsoft product?

  • Anonymous
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    Great job! Keep up the good work! Looking forward for more posts.

  • Anonymous
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