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1 Britain Works NGO Programme Harsha Gadhvi Community Affairs Manager Microsoft Ltd 7 Th December 2009

2 Microsoft p. 2 Global – Founded in 1975 – Stock went public in 1986 – 92,736 employees – 108 subsidiaries – 1.3 million partners – 95% revenue stems from partners – US$ 9B investment in R&D UK – Formed in 1982 – Around 3000 employees – 7 offices – Over 30,000 partners – Microsoft Research Cambridge

3 Digital skills Knowledge economy equal to traditional economy 77% of all jobs require some digital skills 10m people digitally excluded p. 3

4 Black Country Project Focus on Black Country Partnership to re-skill 33,000 people Enabling people to enter workplace or start a business Invested approx £1m over a 3 years Project awarded the BITC Big Tick for excellence in community investment The locations of focus – Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton. Microsoft in partnership with Black Country Consortium (BCC), RNIB and PRIME. p. 4

5 Help 500,000 people into work (over 3 years) 100,000 pa7,000 pa10,000 pa50,000 pa Economic Evidence through 2009 IDC Survey & Work Foundation Foster technology innovation Support employment focussed charities Create pathways into IT industry Enhance basic employability skills

6 BRITIAN WORKS NGO PROGRAMME 3 Year programme Charities only Free to join Benefits for both charity and your learners Enable Microsoft to measure impact of the programme. p. 6

7 Benefits p. 7 Benefits for your OrganisationBenefits for those you Support Free Microsoft software*Free IT training Free IT training curriculum - DLCOpportunity to attend a careers day Free IT training for your employees Opportunity to undertake Microsoft Qualifications which are internationally recognised Opportunity to win technology prizes Opportunity to gain OCR accreditation for entry level IT Skills Association with nationally recognised Microsoft programme Recognised qualifications for CV to give confidence when applying for jobs Discounted Microsoft Qualifications through IT Academies Opportunity to join free of charge career talk webinars Networking with other charitiesOpportunity to be nominated by organisation for learner recognition scheme * software donation subject to an administrative fee.

8 Software Donations 6 titles 50 licences Windows 7 upgrade (admin fee of £ VAT per workstation for Windows 7 Professional Upgrade and £ VAT per workstation for Windows 7 Enterprise Upgrade.) Through Charity Technology Exchange (CTX) Shipping and admin costs apply (4% typical retail prices.) p. 8

9 Charity Technology Exchange (CTX) p. 9

10 Hardware Microsoft Accredited Refurbisher(MAR) programme – Recycled PCs and hardware – Discounted prices start from £60 Windows 2000 Windows XP Microsoft Office 2003 Standard – 120 MAR agents in UK – – p. 10

11 Microsoft's Digital Literacy Curriculum Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum (DLC) Launched in April 2008 Free online training 5 courses each with 2-3 hours of learning OCR Level 3 accredited and City & Guilds Over 1000 OCR exams taken Available in 30 languages New subjects coming soon: How to write a CV Set up Search the internet

12 Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) Essential ITA Membership Normal Price £ plus 21.5% Special NGO Price = £ plus 21.5% Advanced ITA Membership Normal Price £1, plus 21.5% Special NGO Price = £ plus 21.5% p. 12

13 Free training Webinars Once a month 1 hour online sessions DLC, Win 7, office products, outlook Can download previous sessions p. 13

14 Career days Free event for your learners Held at Microsoft offices Microsoft employee volunteers: – Interview advice – CV advice – Inspiring speakers Learners journey into employment Tour of Microsoft p. 14

15 Brand Association Microsoft Britain Works NGO partner All charity partners will be provided with a Britain Works NGO programme branding toolkit: – logos – online banners – certificate templates for learners – a certificate of membership to promote involvement with the Microsoft Britain Works Campaign. Potentially help with securing bids p. 15

16 Starter pack Resources kit for the programme: – Britain Works NGO materials: posters, fliers, – DLC marketing materials: posters, fliers, postcards – Branded: mouse mats Pens Window stickers – After 3 months, a NGO partner plaque p. 16

17 Communication Website Newsletters: – filled with news about the NGO Programme – Its partners – latest employability topics – advice for charities in the employability arena Events: webinars, NGO days. Your feedback is important to us: – – Helpline free number: p. 17

18 Your role Measure impact of programme – Numbers trained i.e. DLC, office products – Numbers into employment – Every quarter – Reporting mechanism explained when you join Opportunity to win an Xbox in a prize draw every quarter p. 18

19 Sign up Through the data collection form Well you details: – How to join – How to report your numbers Website to go live this week Spread the word! p. 19

20 Thank you! Harsha Gadhvi Tel: p. 20

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