ST Foundation introduced the advanced courses in 2018, as part of the available learning paths. In 2020, the organization initiated both an update and an upgrade of these courses. The course upgrade project involves an external communication agency, and it will ultimately result in the optimization of the content to an online presentation. The full package of courses will be finalized by mid-2021.
The goal of these courses is to offer in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office. In order to achieve this ambitious goal, the Program consists of a sixty-hour course, and it is organized into four modules: 1) Microsoft Word section – 14 hours; 2) PowerPoint section – 14 hours; 3) Excel section – 28 hours; 4) and Outlook section – 4 hours. The amount of time dedicated to each section is meant to allow for a detailed presentation of the module topic. In addition, each section of this course addresses the rising ICT requirements, from both schools and the labour market. At the end of the course, all students take a comprehensive test in order to evaluate the newly acquired competencies.