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Microsoft, LinkedIn Launch Program To Equip Up to 10 Million Jobseekers With Digital Skills by 2025

Microsoft and LinkedIn are continuing to upskill jobseekers around the world to prepare them for the digital economy.

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As part of the next step of the Skills for Jobs program, the partnership announced it's providing free access to 350 courses and six new Career Essentials Certificates for six of the most in-demand jobs right now with the aim of training up to 10 million jobseekers by 2025. According to LinkedIn's data, the six roles in greatest demand are Administrative Professional, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Systems Administrator, Software Developer and Data Analyst.


The program's launch builds on the Global Skills Initiative, which helped 80 million jobseekers around the

world access digital skilling resources. So far, over 14 million learners in Asia have benefitted from Microsoft and LinkedIn's upskilling initiatives.


"Asia is home to so much untapped potential and we believe the region has an incredibly bright digital future," said Ahmed Mazhari, President of Microsoft Asia. "Equipping people with the right digital skills is crucial to access job opportunities in tech that will drive inclusive economic growth."

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The new Career Essentials Certificates are designed to help learners gain a competitive edge in the job market by equipping them with advanced technical skills training. Once they've completed their course, the learners will receive a LinkedIn badge denoting their new skills to employers. Microsoft's commitment to inclusivity also means the courses and certificates will be available in multiple languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.


Those interested in accessing the courses can do so on LinkedIn via opportunity.linkedin.com. Microsoft's courses, meanwhile, are available on Microsoft Community Training (MCT) and in downloadable format for use on other Learning Management Systems (LMS).


The partnership also plans to offer 50,000 LinkedIn Learning scholarships to give the selected candidates a headstart on their journey.

 
  • Microsoft and LinkedIn are providing free access to 350 courses and six new Career Essentials Certificates for six of the most in-demand jobs right now with the aim of training up to 10 million jobseekers by 2025.

  • Some of the roles in greatest demand include Administrative Professional, Project Manager and Business Analyst.

  • The new Career Essentials Certificates are designed to help learners gain a competitive edge in the job market by equipping them with advanced technical skills training.

  • It builds builds on the Global Skills Initiative, which helped 80 million jobseekers around the world access digital skilling resources.

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