Microsoft Will Prepare 25 Million People for the Digital Post-Corona Economy
Through a new global initiative, Microsoft aims to empower 25 million people to develop their digital skills.
The tech giant thinks that the economic recovery after the corona crisis can be accelerated in this way, especially for people who have lost their jobs.
The initiative is described on Microsoft’s official blog and includes specific steps for those looking to train in digital technology.
To this end, Microsoft makes its own teaching materials available but also bundles the resources of players such as LinkedIn and GitHub.
The plan focuses on three elements: data and analytics (to gain insight into the most requested skills and jobs), free learning resources until the end of 2020, and access to recognized certificates.
The material is available online from one central location in four languages: English, French, German and Spanish.
Microsoft supports the initiative with $ 20 million in cash exchanges. This will help non-profit organizations worldwide to help those most in need of assistance, such as those with lower incomes, lower levels of education and underrepresented minorities.
A quarter of the amount released goes to 50 organizations that are led and served by people of colour in the United States.