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

2 Microsoft Global UK 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 Sources: Work Foundation E-skills UK Online centres

4 Black Country Project Focus on Black Country 2006-2009
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.

5 Help 500,000 people into work (over 3 years)
Support employment focussed charities Enhance basic employability skills Create pathways into IT industry Foster technology innovation 100,000 pa 50,000 pa 10,000 pa 7,000 pa Include people that have: Been employed by Microsoft partners engaged through Microsoft programmes Gained a job within 6 months of Microsoft training and cite the training as helping Been helped into employment by a charity that Microsoft is materially supporting Don’t include people: That would have gained employment anyway (such as students) Where the impact of Microsoft’s involvement is marginal or too difficult to assess Where the impact is secondary, such as friends and family, unless there is direct evidence of impact. Economic Evidence through 2009 IDC Survey & Work Foundation

3 Year programme Charities only Free to join Benefits for both charity and your learners Enable Microsoft to measure impact of the programme.

7 Benefits Benefits for your Organisation Benefits for those you Support
Free Microsoft software* Free IT training Free IT training curriculum - DLC Opportunity 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 charities Opportunity 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.)

9 Charity Technology Exchange (CTX)

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

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%

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

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

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

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

17 Communication Website Newsletters: Events: webinars, NGO days.
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:

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

19 Sign up Through the data collection form We’ll email you details:
How to join How to report your numbers Website to go live this week Spread the word!

20 Thank you. Harsha Gadhvi Harsha. gadhvi@microsoft
Thank you! Harsha Gadhvi Tel:

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