RIM Launches BlackBerry Academic Program

Looking to get BlackBerry ceritfied? Research In Motion is looking at better ways to get folks BlackBerry prepared for BlackBerry certification by launching their BlackBerry Academic Program. This is a chance for educational institutions to offer BlackBerry training solutions to their attending students. The positioning looks like this:

"With the BlackBerry® Academic Program, your academic institution can give its students experience working with BlackBerry solutions. Your students will also be able to demonstrate their knowledge by becoming BlackBerry certified. New BlackBerry courses will be added regularly, so your students can stay up-to-date with new BlackBerry technologies and trends in the wireless industry."

IT schools know this sort of training is in high demand and to be able to offer it direct would be a benefit to them and their students. Hands on with devices and software and first hand training of all things BlackBerry opens quite a few doors depending on what it is you are looking forward to doing after schooling.