The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2015-08-20T06:09:50Z Local Botany Downs student places 7th at Global Adobe Design Championship 2015-08-20T06:09:50Z local-botany-downs-student-places-7th-at-global-adobe-design-championship 20 August 2015- Global Certification ProviderCertiport (a Pearson VUE Company) and Adobe recently sponsored the ACA World Championship and Room to Read served as the client for student entries in Dallas, Texas from 9-12 August 2015. The third annual ACA World Championship attracted more than 88,000 entries in total. Students between the ages of 13-22 were judged on their creative and technical skills, as well as their ability to take and follow instructions and communication from the client, and implement Room to Read's vision and message.   "We see increasing demand for digital skills worldwide, and the ACA World Championship promotes those skills and gives students an outlet to inspire creativity,” said Bob Whelan, president and chief executive officer for Pearson VUE. "The number of entries increased in the competition’s third year as students realised the benefits of earning Adobe Certified Associate certification to validate in-demand digital design skills.” Richard Gordon, Managing Director of local leading Digital Skills Institute XCERIO who hosts the National Championship is supportive of the global opportunity presented to New Zealand students. “Becoming ACA certified and from that certification earning a place to compete against the best Student Adobe competitors across the world and then placing 7th is something all students should have the opportunity to pursue. There is no doubt in my mind that certification opens doors and opportunities which students may never have ever dreamt of. Whether it be to pursue more formal learning through universities or Polytechnics or adding an ACA Certification badge to resumes, certification can and does have an impact on a students’ lives.” ACA place getter Calvin Hui agrees, “This experience has allowed me to recognise the level of my Adobe skills compared to others my age from across the world and from this reinforces my decision to continue my education in graphic design, through pursuing university qualifications and entering in further competitions.” Next year, Certiport will host the 2016 Adobe Certified Associate World Championship in Orlando, Florida. Locally, New Zealand students aged between the ages of 13-22 who pass an ACA Certification in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign may be eligible to represent New Zealand at the World Championships. More information on Certification and eligibility can be found at www.xcerio.com   Perth Student represents Australian at International Adobe Design Competition 2015-08-20T05:41:18Z perth-student-represents-australian-at-international-adobe-design-competition 20 August 2015- Certiport (a Pearson VUE Company) and Adobe sponsored the ACA World Championship and Room to Read served as the client for student entries in Dallas, Texas from August 9-12, 2015. The third annual ACA World Championship attracted more than 88,000 entries in total. Students between the ages of 13-22 were judged on their creative and technical skills, as well as their ability to take and follow instructions and communication from the client, and implement Room to Read's vision and message. "We see increasing demand for digital skills worldwide, and the ACA World Championship promotes those skills and gives students an outlet to inspire creativity,” said Bob Whelan, president and chief executive officer for Pearson VUE. "The number of entries increased in the competition’s third year as students realised the benefits of earning Adobe Certified Associate certification to validate in-demand digital design skills.” “For our Australian students to not only get a globally recognised qualification but compete on a global stage is an awesome opportunity and a great experience.” said Richard Gordon, Managing Director of local leading Digital Skills Institute XCERIO. “We are incredibly proud to be associated with this competition and the students who participate and the teachers who guide them.  Not only do they make lifelong friends from at the event, it opens their eyes to a world of new options and career choices.  They know where they stand on a global stage competing against their peers and understand that they can stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting a job in the industry or furthering their studies. Australian representative for the ACA World Championship Kyle Falzon agrees, “The experience of the ACA Word Championships has and will be a deciding factor in my education and career choices. As a result, I am more eager than ever to start working in the industry. Getting ACA certified definitely makes you stand out from the rest! Complex programs like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are changing every day and becoming an Adobe Certified Associate shows that you possess a knowledge and control of these tools that others may not.” Next year, Certiport will host the 2016 Adobe Certified Associate World Championship in Orlando, Florida.  Locally, Australian students aged between the ages of 13-22 who pass an ACA Certification in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign may be eligible to represent the country next year’s Championship. More information on Certification can be found here: www.xcerio.com   IC Central transforms into XCERIO - Digital Skills Institute in corporate rebranding 2015-03-25T04:30:52Z ic-central-transforms-into-xcerio-digital-skills-institute-in-corporate-rebranding-1 Wednesday 25 March 2015 Brisbane - IC Central, a leading Australian digital certification provider since 2009, has today rebranded to XCERIO, meaning expertise in certification for individuals and organisations.  In addition to the new name, XCERIO’s new tagline - Digital Skills Institute - more closely reflects the focus on increasing the productivity of everyone who uses technology as a part of their school or working life.  “Our new name, tagline and visual identity more strategically aligns our organisation across the diverse range of markets we serve, and better conveys our value proposition of providing digital skills training solutions, programs and certification pathways that deliver maximised results, says JB Tinker, Chief Executive Officer of XCERIO. “We wanted our new brand to reflect the fact that we are a “new” company, a company that is more focused on working across schools, organisations and individuals to increase the digital skills levels of Australians. The new name and focus brings a refreshed commitment to be the very best at what we do by being the trusted advisor in digital skills training.  “As new technology and uses of technology are released every day, we know that the current teaching and learning methods for digital education are struggling to keep pace”, says Tinker.“Understanding how to use the right technology in the right way, and then applying this knowledge of a tool in the right context to perform is critical to success. To achieve this, we deliver a range of internationally recognised training programs, courses, certifications and pathways for individuals and organisations who have an interest, or a need, in increasing their digital skills in order to perform,” says Mr. Tinker. With the launch of its new brand identity, XCERIO has simultaneously launched its new website www.xcerio.com. Enhanced features include a streamlined self-serve Digital skills shopping cart with a clearer focus on delivering a range of courses, programs and self- diagnostics tools. IC Central transforms into XCERIO - Digital Skills Institute in corporate rebranding 2015-03-25T04:25:46Z ic-central-transforms-into-xcerio-digital-skills-institute-in-corporate-rebranding Wednesday 25th March 2015- Auckland - IC Central, a leading New Zealand digital certification provider since 2009, has today rebranded to XCERIO, meaning expertise in certification for individuals and organisations.  In addition to the new name, XCERIO’s new tagline - Digital Skills Institute - more closely reflects the focus on increasing the productivity of everyone who uses technology as a part of their school or working life. "Our new name, tagline and visual identity more strategically aligns our organisation across the diverse range of markets we serve in NZ, and better conveys our value proposition of providing digital skills training solutions, programs and certification pathways that deliver maximised results, says JB Tinker, Chief Executive Officer of XCERIO. “We wanted our new brand to reflect the fact that we are a “new” company, a company that is more focused on working with schools, organisations and individuals in New Zealand to increase digital skills levels. The new name and focus brings a refreshed commitment to be the very best at what we do by being the trusted advisor in digital skills training.”  “As new technology and uses of technology are released every day, we know that the current teaching and learning methods for digital education are struggling to keep pace”, says Tinker. “Understanding how to use the right technology in the right way, and then applying this knowledge of a tool in the right context to perform is critical to success. To achieve this, we deliver a range of internationally recognised training programs, courses, certifications and pathways for individuals and organisations who have an interest, or a need, in increasing their digital skills in order to perform,” says Mr. Tinker. With the launch of its new brand identity, XCERIO has simultaneously launched its new website www.xcerio.com. Enhanced features include a streamlined self-serve Digital skills shopping cart with a clearer focus on delivering a range of courses, programs and self- diagnostics tools.