As students and teachers head back into the classroom this fall, many will be thinking about what’s next – specifically, how today’s education will translate to tomorrow’s most sought-after jobs. Recent Pew Research found a skills gap in education, concluding that today’s education system is not adequately preparing students for the jobs of the future. In fact, IDC research commissioned by Microsoft found that this skills gap could be closed by focusing on communications, knowledge integration and presentation skills; combined with a solid competence in the productivity tools of Microsoft Office that facilitate 21st century work. And, with the job market beginning to tighten, having the right skills translates to finding the best jobs.
To that end, I’m pleased to share some very exciting news: Beginning today, students in the Clayton County Public Schools system where a local PTA or PTSA unit is active are eligible for free Office 365 from their local unit using a new self-service sign-up process that gives them all the benefits of Office 365 including all of the familiar (and professional grade) Office applications like Word, PowerPoint and OneNote. Also included is 1TB of storage on OneDrive for Business, Office Online and more. The new self-service sign-in is quick and easy for students, but still allows flexibility and security that Office is known for while reducing the amount of administrative work needed to provide these free services to students.
Request your CCCPTAS Office 365 account here!