Research indicates Microsoft Office applications rank 3 of 20 top in demand skills for high-growth, high-pay careers
What if you had access to free productivity tools that would not only help you succeed in school, but that would help to prepare you for life after graduation? Wouldn’t you jump at the chance?
Thanks to JKUAT’s agreement with Microsoft, all JKUAT students can now sign up for their own version of Office 365 ProPlus, the cloud-based productivity tools already used by over 110 million students, faculty and staff worldwide.
Office 365 ProPlus lets you access assignments in shared work spaces, synchronize your notes with OneNote, and communicate and collaborate on projects with familiar applications like Word, PowerPoint and Excel – anywhere, anytime and across virtually any device.
Even better? According to a recent IDC study, Skill Requirements for Tomorrow’s Best Jobs, proficiency in Microsoft Office is at the top of the skills matrix leading employers are looking for. The study provides insight into the skills students need for the top 60 high-growth, high-wage occupations that will account for 11.5 million new hires and 28 percent of job growth by 2020.
Out of those skills, oral and written communication, detail orientation, and Microsoft Office proficiency top the list. A full 40 percent of employers surveyed for the study are looking for the communication, integration and presentation skills reinforced by Office 365. And Microsoft Office was number three on the list of skills most required by these high-paying jobs.
Office not only helps students stay organized and get their work done today, but also develops valuable skills that will benefit them when they enter the work force. We are thrilled to be able to offer JKUAT students this advantage for the future.
To sign up for your own free version of Office 365 ProPlus, just visit http://products.office.com/en-us/student/office-in-education and follow the easy download instructions.
For additional assistance, visit the IEET building (2nd floor) or visit Office.com/GetOffice365.