Archive for the ‘Education & Skills’ Category

Time to Review Computing in Schools…

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

It appears that, whilst young people are enthusiastic, comfortable users of mobile phones, games consoles and the internet, they don’t want to study IT in school. According to e-Skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for IT & Telecoms, A-level computing uptake has declined by 50% since 2003 and applications to study computing at university are [...]

MCT Summit comes to York in August

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

The IT Academy in York is hosting this year’s Microsoft Certified Trainers Summit – MCT Live – from 25th to 27th August. Some 200 trainers are expected to attend the event, which will include various session tracks, including keynotes, IT Pro, developer, Microsoft Office and information worker, BI, SQL, security, IT Academy/MOAC, soft skills and [...]

Social Media in Education – a report from “LearnPod 10″

Monday, July 26th, 2010

June 30th and July 1st saw a first for the Yorkshire & Humber region, when renowned social media expert Chris Brogan flew from Boston, Massachusetts, to Doncaster, South Yorkshire, to be part of the region’s first “Podcamp” exploring the use of social media in education and training. Chris is a self-effacing man, and just as [...]

Getting the right skills for the creative sector

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Whether you are an employer, employee or freelancer working within the creative and digital industries, this is your opportunity to help shape the future of digital skills training.

FITS now available in Yorkshire & Humberside

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

FITS is an International Standard Framework for ICT Technical Support (FITS) in education. It provides the framework and tools required to implement, manage and maintain IT operations in a school environment to an internationally recognised standard.  FITS is a tailored best practice framework designed specifically for IT teams providing service to the school sector. Two courses are [...]