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  1. Computing Subject Development Group Presentation by: Patrick Afchain Professor Malcolm Crowe Tom Caira

  2. Presentation Overview • IT Academy • Integrating IBM Content into UWS Computing Curriculum • Employability Link • Working with UWS students and staff

  3. What is the IT Academy? • An Enterprise Business Unit within the School of Computing. • Specialising in the Delivery of Industry Recognised IT Certifications

  4. Academic Certification Partners • IBM • Microsoft • Cisco • Oracle • SAP • CIW • CompTIA • Certiport • Adobe

  5. Delivery Formats • Day-time: Including Day-release Options, Off-&-On Site. • Evenings: For the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Market. • Supported Distance Learning: For Those That Cannot Come to a Campus on a Regular Basis.

  6. Certification Tailored to Job-Roles • System Administrators • Desktop Support Technicians • Network Analysts / Engineers • Database Programmers / Analysts • Web Developers

  7. Sample Price Comparison • Microsoft: Maintaining a SQL Server 2008 Database (5 days) • £500 UWS Price Inclusive of VAT, Course Material and Certification Exam • Current Commercial Training Provider Price (Scotland) is £1665 Ex VAT and no Exam Included • Cisco Certified Networking Course (5 days) • £500 UWS Price Inclusive of VAT, Course Material and Certification Exam • Current Commercial Training Provider Price (Scotland) is £1520 Ex VAT and no Exam Included

  8. IBM & UWS • Academic collaboration with UWS. • Student access to IBM software and technology training, especially in • Business Analytics • Business Modelling • as these are increasingly sought by employers. • IBM have provided some courses to bring selected staff up to speed in Cognos and System/Z. • They have enhanced the Academic Initiative site to provide updated WebSphere materials.

  9. IBM & UWS • As a first step, we are including • Cognos materials in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence and other database modules • WebSphere materials in Enterprise Systems Development (BPM, ID, Business Monitoring) • In both cases students will gain hands-on experience with the software.

  10. IBM & UWS • We have also added 6 modules to our portfolio, based on IBM certification courses, e.g. System Z, AIX. • Depending on demand these will be offered, using outside staff at first. • These can be used to gain credit within our degree programmes, or as stand-alone CPD provision.

  11. IBM & UWS • Our aim: • We update our courses to include skills needed today by employers • We give students hands-on experience with state-of-art products

  12. IBM & UWS • Graduates are able to compare and choose technologies meeting a business need • Understand the processes of software evolution and enhancement • Know how to conduct inquiries as a basis for business decision making.

  13. Employability Link • Careers • Job Shop • Placement • Linking talented students and graduates with businesses • FREE recruitment service for • Graduate Vacancies • Work Placements • Part-time Jobs

  14. Employability Link • Careers • Job Shop • Placement • You can: • Take part in careers events • Organise recruitment presentations • Use our interview room facilities • Advertise your vacancies on our FREE online vacancy service • Supplemented by internal advertising – notice boards, emails etc • Graduate, Part-time/temporary, placement & work-based learning

  15. Work with our Students Keen to work with real companies... ...on real projects Valuable and very under-utilised resource... ...yours for the asking Number of ways they can help. You need to think about... ...time ...budget ...quality

  16. How Can They Help? • Class Projects • Team Projects • Individual Projects • Honours / MSc • Work-based Learning • Internship / Placement • 8-12 Weeks • 36 Weeks • Summer Job • Part-time Job

  17. Work with our Academic Staff Sourcing Students for Projects Sourcing Graduates for Job Vacancies Commercial Work Research & Development Funding Opportunities Site Visit / Guest Lecture General Partnership

  18. Thanks for Listening! • Any Questions? • Our Contact Details • Patrick Afchain – Business Development, Computing, • Tel: 0141 – 848 – 3315 patrick.afchain@uws.ac.uk • Professor Malcolm Crowe – Head of Computing SDG, • Tel: 0141 – 848 – 3406 malcolm.crowe@uws.ac.uk • Tom Caira – Senior Lecturer, Computing, • Tel: 0141 – 848 – 3915 tom.caira@uws.ac.uk