Directions Training Awards Scholarships Valued at $50,000 to Women in Technology Seeking Cloud Computing Certifications

Share Article

Company’s WiT CloudPower Scholarship Provides Complimentary Training for Microsoft Azure


WiT CloudPower Program

The overwhelming response to the program is validation that we uncovered an opportunity to fill a gap in the market, while creating an opportunity for positive social change.

Directions Training, a Microsoft Learning Partner and global provider of IT and professional development training, today announced the company has awarded 50 WiT CloudPower Scholarships for Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification, valued at over $50,000.

“There is an employment, pay and culture gap for women in the technology field,” said Jennifer Didier, Directions’ CEO. “Part of our mission as an educator is to find ways to help close that gap. As more and more organizations move to the cloud, the demand for cloud certified technical talent is going to continue to increase. The WiT CloudPower Scholarship Program helps women seize an opportunity to skill-up and position themselves for advancement.”

The scholarship program launched on April 1, 2020 with 50 available spots and was filled within two days. Didier continued, “The overwhelming response to the program is validation that we uncovered an opportunity to fill a gap in the market, while creating an opportunity for positive social change.”

The training scholarship covers the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals training course and Exam Cram Session (valued at $798), Exam Prep Practice Tests (valued at $119), and Exam Voucher (valued at $99). “We would like to thank our partners for supporting our scholarship initiative,” said Didier. “Microsoft generously donated the Exam Vouchers and Measure Up donated half of the Exam Practice Tests. Coming together as a learning community to support the advancement of women in the technical field is an extremely rewarding and hopeful experience.”

This course provides foundational level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. This is an excellent opportunity to start the pathway to becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional.

Directions Training’s goal is to provide at least 100 scholarships in the 2020 calendar year. Learn more at

About Directions Training
At Directions Training, our mission is to increase value, grow potential, and empower brilliance by providing learning communities that challenge students to reach new heights of success through IT and professional development training. For over 20 years, Directions Training has helped organizations, government entities, and individuals embrace technology by offering Custom Fit Training solutions for all major technology vendors. In addition to offering technical training for brands like Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, and VMware, Directions also provides professional development courses that help workplaces excel in communication, leadership skills, project management, and more.

As a Microsoft Learning Partner, Directions provides a broad range of training solutions including team-wide skill enhancements, role-based migration and adoption training, and certification paths in Azure, Office 365, Teams and more.

With flexible learning options, state-of-the-art delivery methods and experienced instructors, Directions Training has trained over 750,000 students across 70+ countries in 150+ languages.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Shannon Madden

Linda Ford
BB Marketing Group
Email >
since: 02/2010
Follow >
Visit website