Microsoft expands digital skills programs–supports 30 million people so far

Microsoft announced its Digital Skills initiative in June 2020, explaining further certifications, programs, software and service initiatives. The aim is to support people who have been directly or indirectly affected by the pandemic of the new coronavirus. Microsoft announced on March 30 that it has helped more than 30 million people access digital skills through a variety of programs and services since June 2020. To further expand this access, Microsoft will extend the free courses and low-cost certifications it has offered in its global skills-related initiatives until the end of 2021. These are in line with the 10 most demanding technical professions. Demanded occupations include software developers, salespeople, project managers, IT administrators, customer service specialists, digital marketing specialists, IT support / help desk personnel, data analysts, financial analysts, graphic designers, etc. is there. In addition, it has launched a new service, Career Connector, to help job seekers who have acquired skills through Microsoft’s non-profit and learning partners. The online platform will recruit 50,000 job seekers to technology jobs in Microsoft’s ecosystem over the next three years. LinkedIn has also begun piloting the “Skills Path.” “A new way to help companies hire skilled people,” he said. Skills Path says it will help recruiters better recruit candidates based on proven skills by combining a LinkedIn course with Skill Assessments. Also on the same day, “Career Coach” of “Microsoft Teams” was announced for education. Provide personalized guidance and career support for higher education students. Increased access to LinkedIn Skills Graph for individuals, employers, educational institutions and government agencies working on workforce planning, hiring and development programs, job seekers show their soft skills to recruiters and hiring managers Also announced are LinkedIn’s new profile features, including the effective video “Cover Story” above. In June, Microsoft said it would help 25 million people around the world access new digital skills. This announcement is an extension of this. Microsoft says it has exceeded that number and reached 30 million.