Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Brisbane – November 1st, 2011

IC Central Pty Ltd announced today their appointment as a Microsoft Academy Service Partner for Australia and New Zealand. IC Central Pty Ltd will support the Microsoft IT Academy program and assist educators and students in gaining maximum benefit from the rich array of curriculum resources, online learning and globally recognised certification programs available in to all schools, TAFEs and universities across Australia and New Zealand.

“When you consider the impact that IT has on our lives everyday we cannot afford to be left behind in this digital age” said Antony Lawes, CEO at IC Central. “I passionately believe that it is an absolute imperative that every student has a benchmarked standard of digitally literacy and that our academic institutions are delivering the competent, confident, innovative and qualified individuals needed to leverage ICT opportunities. It is not only the right thing to do, it is an economic imperative.”

Microsoft’s IT Academy program enables academic institutions to connect the world of education to the world of work by allowing faculty and students to obtain innovative technology skills in an academic setting. Students have access to courses for both desktop applications like Office and very high end technical courses leading to career certifications in Microsoft technologies. Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and cutting edge real-world software tools.

“Microsoft’s IT Academy program provides a cost effective resource for educators and students and we are thrilled to be associated with program” said Mr. Lawes. ’We are looking forward to providing our Microsoft IT Academy community with support through our partnership with IC Central, that will enable them to make the most of the assets and resources available to them in the program” said George Stavrakakis, Education Lead, Microsoft Australia. “In addition to growing the program in New Zealand, we are excited to have a partner who is aligned to our commitment of building the nation’s skills capacity through education” said Evan Blackman, Education Lead, Microsoft New Zealand.

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IC Central Pty Ltd

IC Central provides industry-leading digital literacy and desktop productivity training, assessment, and certification solutions. Globally recognised vendor certification programs allow individuals, educators, employers and nations to develop, validate and leverage the skills needed to succeed in today’s global economy. This strategic relationship demonstrates IC Central’s goal to perpetuate valuable and relevant information technology skills.

IC Central offers complete solutions for teaching and validating essential skills needed in today's workplace including approved courseware for instructor led classes, e-learning courses, blended training solutions and is the Australasian Solution Provider for Certiport Inc.

For more information about IC Central please visit Contact Information:
IC Central Pty Ltd., Unit 20, 8 Riverland Drive, Loganholme QLD. P: 1300 44 55 60
DDI +61 7 3458 9080 F: +61 7 3290 2820

Richard Gordon
P: +61 7 3458 9080
M: 0420 982 452


Local Partner to Provide Support to Microsoft IT Academy Educators and Students to Enhance Digital Literacy and IT Skills



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