When Anthony Salcito, Microsoft’s vice president of Worldwide Education, participated in a panel at the recent ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit, his goal was simple. He wanted participants to know how critical education transformation is to the health of the global economy. Workforce-readiness is one of education reform’s most urgent objectives.
As Salcito writes on the Microsoft in Education blog, “We know what employers will be looking for in the next decade, and it’s our obligation to prepare students to be productive members of society…The good news is that, with the right tools and technology, along with well trained and supported teachers, today’s students have virtually unlimited opportunities in the workplace of tomorrow.”
Salcito writes about how getting to that objective depends on getting more kids engaged in math and science early on, through programs such as Microsoft’s IT Academy, which helps students learn and master these skills, and earn industry-recognized certification credentials.
Head over to the Microsoft in Education blog to read the rest of Salcito’s post.
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