15 students, chosen by the school, participate and compete with each other on Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint with 5 students competing in each application. Winners, for each application, are decided on the basis of their scores and time taken to complete the exam. For this, the students are given training material, a practice software is installed in the school lab and teachers are given orientation on how to facilitate students for the competition. The orientation of teachers and students will be held between 3rd and 7th December, 2012 and the competition between 17th and 21st December, 2012.
All passing students are certified directly by Microsoft as Microsoft Office Specialist and the winner is awarded the prize by EduSkill. Microsoft Office Specialist is a performance based exam which evaluates the candidate’s ability to apply his knowledge of the software to perform popular professional tasks. This certification aims to enhance general efficiency and knowledge of some of the powerful tools of these applications.
“These days, students are choosing diverse career options ranging from advertising, law, engineering, and entrepreneurship. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is the prerequisite for the students successful career ahead as there is no business, industry or place of employment that does not incorporate these applications in its daily routine” - said, Ajay Batra, Founding Director – Gabss EduSkill Ltd.
EduSkill is a Delhi based company with the aim to enhance employment by way of certifications as a proof of skill development. Currently, it is dealing in various Microsoft and Adobe certifications. EduSkill is working with schools, colleges and various skill and education providers across India to bridge the gap between what the education system of India provides and what the industry demands. EduSkill is all India partners with Cyberlearning for various certifications. EduSkill is rapidly moving across the country having presence in7 states in just three months. More details can be found on www.eduskill.in
1. Pathways World School, Gurgaon
2. Ryan International School, Gurgaon
3. Manav Rachna International School, Gurgaon
4. Blue Bells Model School, Gurgaon
5. Lotus Valley International School, Gurgaon
6. Birla Vidya Niketan. Delhi
7. Frank Anthony Public School, Delhi
8. Salwan Public School, Mayur Vihar
9. G.D. Goenka Public School, Faridabad
10. Pathways World School, Noida
11. Kothari International School, Noida
12. Delhi Public School, Bhopal
13. Delhi Public School, Indore
14. Oakridge International School, Hyderabad