May 1, 2000 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – Futurekids, Inc., a world leader in helping schools use technology to transform education, today unveiled a new partnership with world-renowned Cambridge International Examinations, a department of the University of Cambridge. Together, they will offer technology training and assessment that earns students, ages 6-16, Cambridge Starter Award Certification in technology skills and applications. The skills and applications required are articulated according to Cambridge student learning standards in word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, graphics, multimedia, programming, and the Internet. This certification serves to acknowledge students today for their diligence and achievement in developing essential technology skills.

The certification program is available through the Cambridge International Examinations, a part of the University established in 1858 in order to set a standard of efficiency for schools in England. The program covers a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and includes a variety of programs specially designed for the international market. Futurekids’ partnership with the university will help broaden worldwide access to the certification program, by providing students worldwide the learning experiences they need to meet and exceed Cambridge certification standards. Futurekids’ products and services are based on over 15 years’ experience delivering effective technology programs that help students to achieve at high academic levels. To date, these products and services are represented in over 2,000 schools in more than 70 countries worldwide.
About Futurekids
Futurekids is the premier provider of technology teacher training solutions for schools and universities around the world. Futurekids has a 22-year record of success in technology education. Their core competency is providing technology training as it relates to teaching and learning. They have relationships and achievements with many key educational partners such as Intel, IBM and Dell.  Futurekids is privately owned with headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. For more information on Futurekids, please visit


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