The first staff and students to achieve the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) qualification through Trafford College’s Imagine Academy are celebrating after successfully completing the course.
Student Lewis Jordan and Learning Resources Facilitator Laura Berkovitch were the first to gain MOS status, which is the world’s most recognised computing qualification for proving a person’s skills and abilities in Microsoft Office applications. Lewis achieved his MOS in Word, while Laura gained MOS in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Lewis, 19, who is studying Level 3 animation and visual effects and has gained a place at university to study animation, said: “I feel over the moon to be one of the first to achieve the qualification in Word and I’m also planning to do my PowerPoint one next month.”
Laura said: ‘’I thoroughly enjoyed this training and it has definitely made me more aware of what can be done using the Microsoft computer systems and increased my confidence.’’
Staff members Alan Pitman, Astrid Stimpson and Keith McKerchar from the library and art and design students Sophie Robinson and Steph Bateman have also followed suit by achieving MOS in Word.
Rob McBride, Head of Curriculum for computing at Trafford College, said: “Earning MOS certification will help our students to succeed in an increasingly digital economy and give them the edge in today’s competitive job market.
“By achieving proficiency in these applications and proving their digital skills, it will undoubtedly help them in their academic success and progression into the workplace, while also broadening their employment opportunities.
“We are delighted with Lewis’ and Laura’s achievement and look forward to supporting more students and staff as they undertake their MOS certification.”