In Photo: Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District student Nash Taylor, silver medal winner in Excel 2013 at the 2015 Microsoft Specialist World Championship in Dallas, Texas. See video.
The Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) program at Westview Secondary, Thomas Haney Secondary and Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary provides students with industry-leading technology skills to help bridge the skills gap. Students receive a digital curriculum and official Microsoft certifications, ranging from Specialist to Expert and Master.
The program prepares students for college and career roles in software and app development, provides the core technical skills required to build a sustainable technology career managing infrastructure, and gives students the head start they need to be competitive and successful in today’s technologically evolving world. The certifications are an asset when included on a student’s resume when applying for university of a job.
Students can be certified in Word, Excel, PowerPoint , Access and Outlook.