A new scheme to deliver the latest IT training to young people is set to be rolled out across schools and business across the UK.
Educational training provider PET-Xi has embarked on a new partnership with Prodigy Learning, specialists in IT learning and certification solutions, to run Microsoft Office Specialist training to thousands of young people.
The scheme will see 10,000 school children trained up in the first year alone, in addition to delivering training to businesses.
MOS qualifications give young people a huge boost on their CV as it validates their skills in Excel, Word and Powerpoint.
Joint managing director of PET-Xi Fleur Sexton said: “Our businesses are a natural fit – we have over 20 years’ experience in working in schools all over England and Wales and, more recently, in supporting young people and employers via our Traineeship and Apprenticeship programmes.
“We’re looking forward to delivering these prestigious, globally-recognised MOS qualifications with our usual flair and pizzazz - we always train using a high energy, engagement-led approach. The ‘Xi’ in our name represents our focus around ‘explosive inspiration’ which is the key aspect of every course we run - that moment of “Ah, I get it now!” And we’ll use the same techniques for businesses – delivering it to get interaction from learners and staff, rather than the more typical approach of a lone trainer preaching from the front of the room or the impersonal feel of online training!”
Andrew Flood, chief executive of Prodigy Learning, added: “We are pleased to have appointed such a high-profile academic partner to deliver MOS at scale.
“With their established record in the schools market, including success as a high volume deliverer of intensive, results-based courses, PET-Xi are ideally positioned to work as our strategic partner, providing ‘in-classroom’ training for MOS.”