SGS College announces partnership with Microsoft as Showcase College
SGS College is proud to be announced as a new Microsoft Showcase College for the upcoming year. To kick off this new relationship.
SGS College is proud to be announced as a new Microsoft Showcase College for the upcoming year. To kick off this new relationship SGS was pleased to welcome Dominic Williamson, Worldwide Product Manager of Microsoft Teams for Education, who flew in from Seattle last week to support SGS College’s new Digital Learning Environment (DLE), which is built around Microsoft Teams.
SGS College is the first in the nation to adopt Microsoft Teams as its DLE, demonstrating their real commitment to preparing their learners for the working environments that they will encounter once they leave college by mirroring the technology they will use in the work place. These really are vital skills young people will need if they are to succeed in the competitive job markets of tomorrow and SGS College is embedding these skills alongside the vocational skills that are also vital for success.
Head of Digital and Professional Development at SGS, Simon Kay commented:
“Our aim is to really provide young people with the skills they need to move as seamlessly as possible into jobs and contribute to the local economy – this new initiative will help to achieve that aim.’
As part of his visit Dominic Williamson met with both students and staff to discuss how Microsoft could improve their products to support the learning environments that Microsoft provide.
“I was very impressed. It's clear SGS and the staff have been very thoughtful about the approach to transitioning to Teams. SGS have taken excellent steps to be in the position they are now.”