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August 20, 2012

Coventry University College collaborates with HP to offer business-ready IT skills

Partnership looks to plug looming UK tech skills gap

By CBR Staff Writer

Coventry University College has partnered with HP Institute to launch several new courses to provide its students business-ready IT skills.

Under the deal, HP Institute will provide a transferable curriculum for the new HP Accredited Technical Associate (ATA) certifications which validate performance in four key areas: Connected Devices (PC, Printing); Networks; Servers and Storage; and Cloud.

The college, a subsidiary of Coventry University, will complement its content delivery expertise with HP’s technology expertise and customer knowledge, the companies said.

HP Institute is an academic partnership programme created to provide students with the business-ready IT skills that are in deficit within the industry.

Coventry University College CEO and director John Dishman said: "Our association with Hewlett Packard, with its status as a global leader in information technology, means that we will be able to attract more students, improve their employability and help them to become the IT professionals of the future."

Coventry University College expects to offer courses to 1,500 students in the first year which planned to be increased to 3,500 students by 2015.

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