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Saskatchewan Polytechnic becomes higher education Microsoft Global Training Partner in Canada

Microsoft Global Training Partner status benefits Saskatchewan Polytechnic students, faculty and post-secondary institutions worldwide

January 20, 2022 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic continues to evolve its relationship with Microsoft as it receives Microsoft Global Training Partner status in Canada. Innovation and technology are key factors that empower students with future-relevant skills. Through this unprecedented relationship as a Microsoft Global Training Partner, Sask Polytech’s proven expertise will enable faculty and instructors from institutions around the world to receive Microsoft training, resources and technology, improving teaching and learning outcomes on a global scale. The positive effects and breadth of range of this collaboration are beyond measure.

“Saskatchewan Polytechnic is honoured and thrilled that our relationship with Microsoft continues to expand and grow,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, Sask Polytech president and CEO. “As a Microsoft Global Training Partner, Sask Polytech faculty, have developed the expertise to incorporate Microsoft technology virtually and in-person to enhance the student learning experience and ensure our students are empowered with future-relevant skills. Our faculty will also have the privilege to share their knowledge and experience with educators around the world.” 

Sask Polytech faculty are well-established specialists in adult learning and training other educators. It is the exclusive in-house expertise and mentorship, when equipped with Microsoft tools and technologies, that positions Sask Polytech to be able to assist other post-secondary institutions across Canada and abroad, to build capacity and grow their own proficiencies in Microsoft’s technologies.

“Canada’s innovation economy continues to accelerate at an unparalleled rate, and the need for skilled talent has never been more important,” said Marc Seaman, vice president of Education, Microsoft Canada. “Saskatchewan Polytechnic becoming a Microsoft Global Training Partner is an example of how industry and post-secondary institutions can work together to provide students and educators with the necessary skills and experiences to fully take part in Canada’s digital future.”

Sask Polytech worked closely with Microsoft throughout 2020 and 2021 to empower learners across Canada with digital skills that are foundational to a strong post-pandemic economic recovery and future economic growth. Sask Polytech has been a global leader in training other post-secondary educators within Canada, winning the 2021 Microsoft Global Training Partner of the Year Award for Skilling in the Americas. As one of the only Microsoft Global Training Partner for higher education in Canada, Sask Polytech is uniquely positioned to accelerate digital skilling and transformation among post-secondary peers and Canadian industry leaders.

Visit saskpolytech.ca/microsoftskills for more information.