Microsoft is hosting Education Leaders Forum in Warsaw, Poland in conjunction with 2010 Imagine Cup World Finals. “Nurturing a competitive economy is a challenge to governments, and we believe that combination of information communication technology and targeted policy focus will create the best possible environment for education to thrive and improve country’s economic competitiveness[….]we’re excited to hear that in Europe & North America, some of our Microsoft technical certifications are being accredited to count for college credit by HETAC in Ireland and ACE in US & Canada, as well as Microsoft Technology Associate program,” stated Lauren Woodman.
Jean-Philippe Courtois “as I think of my work with schools and teachers all over the world as part of Microsoft Partners in Learning is the fact that, “in 5 years, more than 90% of all jobs will require ICT skills of some kind”. This means that ICT education cannot be just for the traditional Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Design students any more, but for ALL students as they prepare for new careers.”