Presentation on theme: "Britain Works NGO Programme"— Presentation transcript:
1 Britain Works NGO Programme Harsha GadhviCommunity Affairs ManagerMicrosoft Ltd7Th December 2009
2 Microsoft Global UK Founded in 1975 Stock went public in 1986 92,736 employees108 subsidiaries1.3 million partners95% revenue stems from partnersUS$ 9B investment in R&DUKFormed in 1982Around 3000 employees7 officesOver 30,000 partnersMicrosoft Research Cambridge
3 Digital skills Knowledge economy equal to traditional economy 77% of all jobs require some digital skills10m people digitally excludedSources:Work FoundationE-skillsUK Online centres
4 Black Country Project Focus on Black Country 2006-2009 Partnership to re-skill 33,000 peopleEnabling people to enter workplace or start a businessInvested approx £1m over a 3 yearsProject awarded the BITC Big Tick for excellence in community investmentThe 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 employmentfocussed charitiesEnhance basicemployability skillsCreate pathways intoIT industryFoster technologyinnovation100,000 pa50,000 pa10,000 pa7,000 paInclude people that have:Been employed by Microsoft partners engaged through Microsoft programmesGained a job within 6 months of Microsoft training and cite the training as helpingBeen helped into employment by a charity that Microsoft is materially supportingDon’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 assessWhere the impact is secondary, such as friends and family, unless there is direct evidence of impact.Economic Evidence through 2009 IDC Survey & Work Foundation
6 BRITIAN WORKS NGO PROGRAMME 3 Year programmeCharities onlyFree to joinBenefits for both charity and your learnersEnable Microsoft to measure impact of the programme.
7 Benefits Benefits for your Organisation Benefits for those you Support Free Microsoft software*Free IT trainingFree IT training curriculum - DLCOpportunity to attend a careers dayFree IT training for your employeesOpportunity to undertake Microsoft Qualifications which are internationally recognisedOpportunity to win technology prizesOpportunity to gain OCR accreditation for entry level IT SkillsAssociation with nationally recognised Microsoft programmeRecognised qualifications for CV to give confidence when applying for jobsDiscounted Microsoft Qualifications through IT AcademiesOpportunity to join free of charge career talk webinarsNetworking 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.)
10 Hardware Microsoft Accredited Refurbisher(MAR) programme Recycled PCs and hardwareDiscounted prices start from £60Windows 2000Windows XPMicrosoft Office 2003 Standard120 MAR agents in UK
11 Microsoft's Digital Literacy Curriculum Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum (DLC)Launched in April 2008Free online training5 courses each with 2-3 hours of learningOCR Level 3 accredited and City & GuildsOver 1000 OCR exams takenAvailable in 30 languagesNew subjects coming soon:How to write a CVSet upSearch the internet
12 Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) Essential ITA MembershipNormal Price £ plus 21.5%Special NGO Price = £ plus 21.5%Advanced ITA MembershipNormal 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, outlookCan download previous sessions
14 Career days Free event for your learners Held at Microsoft offices Microsoft employee volunteers:Interview adviceCV adviceInspiring speakersLearners journey into employmentTour of Microsoft
15 Brand Association ‘Microsoft Britain Works NGO partner’ All charity partners will be provided with a Britain Works NGO programme branding toolkit:logosonline bannerscertificate templates for learnersa 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, postcardsBranded:mouse matsPensWindow stickersAfter 3 months, a NGO partner plaque
17 Communication Website Newsletters: Events: webinars, NGO days. filled with news about the NGO ProgrammeIts partnerslatest employability topicsadvice for charities in the employability arenaEvents: 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 productsNumbers into employmentEvery quarterReporting mechanism explained when you joinOpportunity 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 joinHow to report your numbersWebsite to go live this weekSpread the word!