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About UK_Faculty_Connection

Faculty Connections is an online set of real-world resources and shared peer knowledge, the goal of the Faculty Connection site is to put relevant and applicable tools and information at the fingertips of technology educators. Faculty Connection features free software, curricula, lab exercises, and industry-related news.

The Faculty Connection UK Blog is a resource for STEM-D educators, helping to inspire the continual advancement and improvement of technology studies in the developer community.  

The following Resources are available:- 

PROGRAMS FOR SOFTWARE
 DreamSpark is a Microsoft programs to put professional-level software and tools in the hands of creative technical students and faculty around the world.  
DreamSpark provides high school and university students professional level development and design tools to students enrolled in an accredited, secondary educational institution or university at no charge. Through DreamSpark students can download and use Microsoft tools to unlock their creative potential, setting them on the path to academic and career success by advancing their learning in the areas of technical design, technology, math, science, and engineering. Learn More
 
PROGRAMS FOR TRAINING
 
Get to know the professional software and tools!Learn to use the software and tools to demonstrate your skills and knowledge. Supercharge your learning with the FREE training provided.
 
MS IT Academy Student Pass is a program that provides free e-learning courses to students AND faculty interested in increasing their technical knowledge and improving their skills using Microsoft technologies. Learn More
 
MS Faculty Connection is designed to address the challenges educators face in teaching technology students. It features content and valuable tools that are exclusive, free, and designed to support technology educators like you. The site offers curriculum, free software, members-only forums, insight into Microsoft’s latest initiatives, as well as, access to regional events and training. Learn More
  
PROGRAMS FOR PROJECT SKILLS
  
Demonstrate your skills! Project skills add to your knowledgebase and enhance your resume. Working on projects gives you the proof-points that employers are looking for - show them your capabilities.
A student’s technical knowledge is important; it is equally as important that he or she has the ability to use that knowledge while developing skills necessary to finding solutions for real-world issues. Imagine Cup is a year-long global competition designed to inspire students to apply their imagination, their passion and their creativity to technology innovations. Competition is intense, and in the process competitors gain valuable experience and project skills that can translate into a future career. Learn More
 
 
PROGRAMS FOR JOBS
 
It's more than just about grades! Students work hard to achieve academic success, but good grades and a degree aren't the end of the road – they are just a part of the foundation upon which they begin to build their professional careers. We are dedicated to connecting Microsoft partners and customers with qualified students and to establish relationships that result in unique mentoring, training and certification opportunities.
 
The objective of the S2B program is to inspire local businesses to communicate the competency requirements for new talent, to evaluate the skills of students ready for an entry-level job or internship and collaborate with Microsoft and local education institutions to provide the curriculum and training needed to ensure students are prepared to meet the innovation needs of company’s around the globe. Learn More
 
BizSpark is an innovative new program that unites Startups with entrepreneurial and technology resources in a global community with a common goal of supporting and accelerating the success of a new generation of high -potential Startups. Learn More

 

Thank you,

Microsoft UK Faculty Connection Team