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Global Knowledge UK wins Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year 2013

~ IT training provider is recognised by the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Awards for their innovative V&C Select™ learning solution ~

04 June 2013, Wokingham (UK) – Global Knowledge UK, a leader in IT and business skills training, has won Learning Partner of the Year 2013 by Microsoft’s prestigious Worldwide Partner Awards.

“We are very proud to be recognised as Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year for our innovation” said Allan Pettman, UK Managing Director at Global Knowledge. “This award reflects our commitment to providing new and flexible learning solutions, such as V&C Select™, to Microsoft channels and customers."

V&C Select™ is a simple and effective concept, where you can ‘select’ the training course as a classroom delegate or as a virtual attendee – both offering access to the same high quality tuition and ‘hands-on’ labs. It provides a new opportunity for attending courses where time, geographical location, cost of travel and accommodation or lack of ‘quality alternatives’ are prohibitive factors to people having access to effective training.

"We are proud to present Global Knowledge with the Microsoft Learning Partner award 2013" said Janet Gibbons, Director of Partner Strategy and Programmes, Microsoft UK. “This award recognises Global Knowledge’s performance and achievements as a Microsoft partner across the UK. It has excelled in providing an innovative learning solution to drive Microsoft skills and certification growth. With its V&C Select™ offering, it demonstrated exceptional performance in reaching new markets and showed it has developed more creative ways to engage as an innovative and exceptional partner in the field of training.”

V&C Select™ has raised the profile of Global Knowledge within the Microsoft environment (both channel and enterprise customers) by offering something unique and valuable where the benefit can be immediately realised by the customer.

“There continues to be a huge demand for a highly skilled workforce. This is despite our customers and their employees facing challenges with time and training budgets. Companies and individuals want to participate in engaging learning and are keen to evaluate effective alternatives that can offer greater flexibility and return on time and cost” Pettman continued. “Through V&C Select™, we have designed an intuitive learner interface to offer high quality, accredited live Instructor-led Training (ILT) events to delegates in remote areas or for individuals who simply cannot attend a course at a training location, due to personal commitments or work constraints.”

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Katie Franklin
UK Head of Marketing, Global Knowledge
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