Florida Poly and Microsoft collaborate for virtual workshop series

Florida Poly and Microsoft collaborate for virtual workshop series

Florida Poly has teamed up with Microsoft to launch a virtual workshop series aimed at delivering professional development training.

Florida Polytechnic University (Florida Poly) revealed that it has launched a virtual workshop series titled ‘Microsoft Mondays’ will provide professional development opportunities to the university community.

Through the partnership, the institution will offer the university community weekly online professional development workshops this summer.

The interactive workshops, which are free for all, will be delivered though Microsoft Teams and will allow participants to engage with the facilitator.

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Microsoft believes that it is their mission to empower as many people and organisations as they can so everyone is capable of achieving more.

Through these workshops, Microsoft says it is hoping to equip students with the tools required to excel academically and professionally. 

Pairris Jones, Associate Director of Career Development at Florida Poly, said:

“These professional development workshops not only help students understand the culture of Microsoft, but also adjust to the current COVID-19 situation in the work environment.

“This will teach them how to stay focused on their career goals and create strategies to obtain them.”

Jones further said that she hopes that alumni as well as other community members will benefit from these workshops and will see how Florida Poly is making an innovative and dynamic difference in the community. 

Florida Poly professional development courses available all summer 2020

The series kicked off on the 18th of May with the workshop ‘Rock your LinkedIn with Microsoft’.

Future workshops include ‘Start your own Business’ ‘Productivity Hacks with Office 365’ ‘Mastering Working from Home’.

Those who would like to participate in these workshops need to register beforehand. 

These workshops as well as other Florida Poly CODES programmes will continue even when on-campus activities restart as well as till the University’s period of remote instruction.

Pic: Florida Polytechnic University

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