Infographic: The Skills Gap in Cloud Technology

With a projected 7 million unfilled cloud-related jobs by 2015, IT Academy plays an increasingly important role in preparing the next generation of cloud-trained professionals.  Check out the new IT Academy infographic that spotlights the importance of helping your students prepare for opportunities in the cloud.

Bridging the IT Gender Gap

In a compelling new video, Microsoft Research shares insight into the critical need for a diverse IT workforce—and the opportunities to engage young women in computer science and include them in the talent pipeline.  Watch this video to learn more about the growing need to involve young women in future technology careers.

 

Education Events

April IT Academy Monthly Webinar: Best Practices from IT Academy Members from around the World

During this IT Academy member-only webinar series, IT Academy members are invited to hear from their peers from around the world on how they are implementing IT Academy benefits to manage their classrooms and guide their students toward a smooth graduation and beyond to successful employment. Register to attend the next event on April 25, 2013 from 8:00-9:00 AM PST using your IT Academy ID. 

EduTech Family Summits

Learn how to create engaging, dynamic learning environments with technology at Achieve 2013: EduTech Family Summits, held in Las Vegas on April 27th and Dallas on May 11th.  Discover more about the events!

 

Other Educational News

Microsoft Certification Summer School

This week, our friends at the UK Schools blog spotlighted Microsoft Certification Summer School, a creative approach to encourage students to achieve certification over the summer. Learn how you can take advantage of the program to maximize IT Academy benefits. 

College Diplomas with the Highest Pay

A new Forbes magazine article reports that an education with a strong background in computer science and technology ranks highest in income.  Share this information with your IT Academy students as they consider a career in IT.

 

Share Your Success Story

How do IT Academy resources enhance the classroom experience for you and your students? Share your story and best practices in a brief email with photos and your contact information to ITASuccessStories@microsoft.com.

 

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