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The Wexford-Missaukee CTC Launches Microsoft IT Academy Program

posted Jan 13, 2015, 9:51 AM by Jennifer Gaffke   [ updated Jan 13, 2015, 9:51 AM ]

The Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center (WMCTC) recently announced the launch of the Microsoft IT Academy program in the Business Management Administration (BMA) lab.  This program will equip students with real-world technology skills to help them thrive in the 21st century economy.  Students in the BMA program receive a broad-based overview of many contemporary business practices. BMA career opportunities span every sector of the economy.  Students of a Microsoft Academy will receive hands-on experiences with the latest Microsoft software.

“We’re committed to providing our students with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills so they can pursue higher education and secure jobs that contribute to the statewide economy and their communities,” said David Cox, WMCTC Director.  “By being a member of the Microsoft IT Academy program, we are able to provide a road map to technology proficiency and industry-recognized Microsoft Certification credentials that keeps pace with what today’s employers are looking for and sets our students up for future success.”

The Microsoft IT Academy program bridges the world of education and work.  It is a comprehensive program that supports ongoing technology education for students, teachers, and other education professionals spanning computer basics to high-level programming, along with information and communications technology management using Microsoft technologies.  The program’s resources include access to online learning content, official Microsoft Course titles course materials, and curriculum and instructor tools.

Microsoft IT Academy will provide a convenient and flexible learning environment where students can get hands-on experience with the latest technology to gain a competitive edge in today’s job market or the next step in their academics.  WMCTC is implementing IT Academy, providing hands-on training and resources in the BMA program from Microsoft Certified BMA Instructor, Ms. Tera Gregg.  BMA students can earn Microsoft Certification in addition to the other benefits from the program, such as direct college credits and real-world experiences.  

For more information, please contact Tera Gregg at 231-876-2224 or tgregg@wmisd.org.