Join us for a special two-hour virtual College & Career Readiness Event
Choose the event time that fits your schedule: Thursday, February 13 | 8:00 – 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time | Add this event to your calendarFebruary 18th from 12:00-14:00 Asia/Singapore/ 15:00-17:00 PM Sydney | Add this event to your calendar
Who should attend: If you are in education, this event is for you! Administrators, educators, instructors, teachers, faculty, career counselors, curriculum planners are encouraged to attend.Format: Live, interactive virtual broadcast with engaging chat and Q&A opportunities for attendees and industry experts
About the Event
For technology educators, the responsibility of preparing students for success in higher education and future careers is no small one. Educators are tasked with fostering a dynamic set of foundational soft skills and technical skills in technologies that never stop evolving. The pace of change in the job market, technology platforms, and in-demand skills can outstrip educators’ ability to keep up—but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Join Microsoft IT Academy program for an informative, free, two-hour virtual event showcasing the latest best practices technology educators can adopt to effectively guide college and career-minded students, and foster a new generation of innovators in the IT and developer technology fields.
This virtual event will consist of six mini-sessions hosted by industry experts and drilling down into the topics that matter most to you.
AgendaSpeakers to be announced shortly!
8:00 – 8:10 A.M.: The Global Skills Gap and Job Market LandscapeAn overview of the technology skills development landscape and roadmap for guiding students to success.
8:10 – 8:28 A.M.: Extending Today’s Technology Curriculum in the Classroom and OnlineExplore the value and best practices for adopting technology curriculum and certification in the classroom and online learning platforms, including Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Technology Associate, and Microsoft Certified Professional certification tracks.
Entry-level Technology for Your College- and Career-Minded Students (two sessions)8:28 – 8:46 A.M.: Technology for Everyone: Validating your students’ success in Microsoft OfficeThe right mix of tools, training, and certification is essential to inspire entry-level students to set a course for a future career using the latest business technologies. We’ll review the best practices for getting students started on a productive path, including the value of Microsoft Office training and certification options.
8:46 – 9:04 A.M.: Entry-level technology for your college and career-minded students Aspiring technologists thrive when immersed in the IT and developer technologies they’ll work with every day in future roles. Learn about Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) training and certification, and how it helps students get hands-on with the latest technologies.
9:04 – 9:22 A.M.: Technology Endorsements that Get RecognizedHelping students develop solid technology skills is just part of the learning equation. Validation is a critical, ongoing need to ensure students stay motivated, focused, and empowered. Learn from IT Academy educators and learning experts on ways to endorse and validate students’ skills.
9:22 – 9:40 A.M.: The Last Mile: Résumé Building and Interview TechniquesStanding out in a crowded job marketplace requires sharp self-promotion skills. Join a panel of hiring experts on the very latest hiring trends and best practices for successfully landing entry-level technology roles. We’ll discuss tips for creating résumés that can’t be ignored, and interview preparation tips that you can share with graduating students.
9:40 – 10:00 A.M.: Q&A – Get your questions answered live!
Keep up with the latest details on this unique event for the educators across the globe! Stay tuned to this blog and IT Academy social channels for event updates as we announce guest speakers and session details