It was a great honour to be selected as the MCT Regional Lead for Canada for the inaugural year of that program (See article). I like to say that the MCT Regional Lead program spent the first year figuring out what it was going to be. I was thrilled to be a part of that.
The year was a tumultuous one for MCTs… the retirement of the TechNet Subscription program (article), the retirement of the Microsoft Certified Masters (MCM) program, and all along people learning the ropes of the new certifications (article 1, article 2). It was a thrilling ride, and I am glad that I was able to answer so many questions.
As the term came to a close, I was asked to stay on for the next year but I declined. I did not decline to shirk the community, but rather because I have accepted a long term contract overseas, and am now spending most of my time in Tokyo, Japan.
As such I am happy to announce that Microsoft Learning Experiences (MS LEX) has opted this year to have five MCT Regional Leads for Canada. Myungjin Jeong, Steve Jones, Benjamin Niaulin, Marcos Nogueira, and Paul Twigg will be the RLs this year. For Benjamin and Paul it will be their second year; for Marcos as well, although only in Canada – he was the RL for Portugal last year. I want to welcome Myungjin and Steve to the team – know the five of you will all do a great job.
I want to thank you all for your support over the past year, and look forward to working with you again sometime soon.
I also want to thank Veronica Sopher and Melissa Bathum for the year, and wish Karen Juhl all the best in the new hot seat :)
- MCT Regional Lead: Step Up! (garvis.ca)