An S3 pupil from Tobermory High School has become the first student in Argyll and Bute to achieve an industry recognised qualification that’s aimed specifically at teaching staff.
Jakub Marzec is one of a number of pupils at the school using Google’s G Suite to develop their digital skills, but the youngster has done so well that he’s gone on to gain Level 1 Google Certified Educator status in process.
The Google Educator programme is designed to enable teachers to successfully use Google for Education to enhance teaching and learning. By gaining the educator status, Jakub has demonstrated that he has the knowledge and ability to do this.
Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, said: “What a fantastic achievement for Jakub and for Tobermory High School.
"We’re seeing a huge increase in the number of young people taking an active interest in digital technology, and our schools are working extremely hard to give young people the opportunity to take the lead in this.
“It’s clear that digital technology has a huge part to play in business too. It’s all around us and it is important that young people are encouraged to become creators of digital content rather than just being consumers of technology.
“By introducing more digital opportunities in the classroom, we are helping our young people to prepare for positive destinations and achieve success in life. Congratulations to Jakub once again – I’m sure he has a very bright future ahead of him.”