$3M for UNC – Certification program promised

North Carolina software giant SAS has announced a $3 million, five-year partnership with the University of North Carolina system, the Raleigh News & Observer reported July 21.

SAS statistical data management software will be given to university researchers and students, while fiscal and administrative service programs will go to campus staff and managers.

A new line of multimedia, interactive software for teaching secondary school students will be given to the system’s education programs. SAS hopes that training future teachers to use the programs will help the company sell the software to middle and schools across the state.

Under the terms of the grant, the UNC system will also develop a program to certify students and faculty in the use of SAS applications, much as networking companies are offering certification programs in high schools and community colleges.

The company has given two previous grants, one for $1 million in software to NCSU and one for $300,000 in software to Wake Technical Community College.

For full story, go to the Raleigh News & Observer.

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