Patrick Kersten is a Learning and Development professional with more than 20 years of experience. In his role as Program Director at Computrain, he is responsible for the practice and alliance management of Microsoft, both locally and internationally, building powerful skills-based solutions together for their mutual customers and partner ecosystem. Computrain has become the main cloud skills provider in the Netherlands as a result of its unique (Virtual)-Instructor-Led programs and online offerings.
Skilling for the future to support digital transformation requires international cooperation, intervention and nurturing, and as a result, Patrick Kersten co-founded the Leading Learning Partners Association (LLPA) in 2013. At the moment, the LLPA has become the biggest global IT skilling organization worldwide, with 33 members covering more than 55+ countries. With our white-labelled skills platform Skills-Academy we have already trained students from more than 195 enterprise customers on cloud technologies on their own Skills-Academy platform. In 2020, the LLPA was recognized as the Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year.