According to the LPI, "The LPI Academy program empowers educators to prepare students for an entry-level Linux Essentials course (a globally recognized "Certificate of Achievement") and to further students' or employees' career path as a Systems Administrator via LPI's professional certification track."
LPI Academy curriculum resources consist of the following elements:
For schools the virtues of the LPI Academy program are that it enables them to include LPI educational resources into their existing organizational curricula without creating new learning materials that align with their own programs or an up-front participation fee as is often the case with other "affiliation-based" IT training programs.
Finally, the LPI noted that "the LPI Academy assists students to connect with LPI's global community and Jobs Initiative so that they may obtain valuable work experience before graduation from their formal education program. This combination of education and certification and experience provides students with a competitive edge when seeking that all important first job and a subsequent lifelong learning path for career advancement."