Starting this week, more than 150 schools in Delhi, India are now Microsoft IT Academies, providing 21st century technology learning opportunities to more than 150,000 students and 7500 educators. The program, a chartered by Rotary International District 3010 and Microsoft India, is one of the largest and most comprehensive technology skills enhancement programs for K-12 students and educators in India.
The launch of the IT Academy program is an important milestone to spread IT skills through Educational Institutions in Delhi NCR. This collaboration will help students and educators get access to World Class Curriculum and Certification from Microsoft to help them acquire relevant skills for work in the 21st Century. The program’s resources include online learning content, official Microsoft course materials, curricula, learning management system and instructor tools. Further, each school gets access to student and faculty certifications to train educators to use world-class curriculum in their classrooms. The curricula spans computer basics to high-level programming including Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio and other cutting-edge application development tools.
“By collaborating with Microsoft, we are able to provide a roadmap to technology proficiency and industry-recognized Microsoft certification credentials that are not only well aligned to Rotary’s goal of 100% literacy by 2017 but go a step further to provide Digital Literacy skills. We hope to spread this initiative to the rest of the country, as well as globally, over a period of time,” said Rtn Sanjay Khanna, District Governor, Rotary International District 3010.