To increase access to digital and fundamental skills, Microsoft has announced the beginning of a global skilling program in Kenya.
As a stepping stone to the success of Microsoft’s Global Skills Initiative, which was launched in June 2020 and has since equipped over 80 million people worldwide with digital skills, the Skills for Jobs Learning Pathways program has been presented locally.
An estimated 189,000 people in Kenya have benefited from the global skills program, with 4,471 Kenyans completing the Learning Paths as a result of the effort.
With an emphasis on ensuring that economic opportunity is inclusive, the Microsoft Skills for Jobs Learning Pathways initiative gives job seekers around the world access to the opportunities, skills, and technology they need to thrive in a changing economy.
The Microsoft Skills for Employment Pathways offer in-demand fundamental, role-based, and technical skills, certifications, and connections to jobs and opportunities to people who have been left out of the digital economy.
Microsoft and LinkedIn will offer six Career Essentials Certificates for six of the most in-demand jobs as part of the new effort, along with free access to 350 new courses and simple learning pathways.
To help job seekers present their abilities to companies and secure positions, the courses will be offered in eight languages, including English, French, and Arabic.
Three new learning paths—digital literacy and productivity, soft skills, and entrepreneurship—will be used to create foundational capabilities. Six career certificates are offered for students who want to move on from Foundational Skills.
The courses combine the knowledge of subject-matter specialists, familiarity with Microsoft products, and a deliberate design of beginner courses. On LinkedIn, go to opportunity.linkedin.com to access all the courses.
In addition, partners can obtain Microsoft-developed courses for use on other Learning Management Systems (LMS) via Microsoft Community Training (MCT).
Microsoft also works with 200 nonprofits worldwide, as well as with governments, multilateral bodies, foundations, and other business associates. Microsoft is anticipated to assist with certifying and training 10 million individuals with new skills by the year 2025.