Microsoft Korea announced that it would provide digital skills education programs and recruitment connections to support South Korean job seekers. In 2020, Microsoft launched the Global Skills Initiative, which aimed to provide digital studies to over 25 million people worldwide.
According to Microsoft, the Global Skills Initiative focuses on three activity areas: identifying in-demand jobs using data, offering free access to job-related educational content, and providing low-cost certifications and other job-seeking tools. Microsoft also stated that the program incorporates its existing solutions and new resources from its partners, LinkedIn and GitHub.
MS’s Global Skills Initiative
Besides continuing the Global Skills Initiative, MS Korea would expand its scope, enabling companies to revitalize tech-based employment activities. Moreover, MS Korea plans to provide necessary digital studies to more than 100,000 South Korean job seekers this year. For this goal, MS Korea would offer educational institutions various content to promote digital skill studies. Some of the content included in MS Korea’s educational platforms include artificial intelligence and big data.
MS Korea would also provide free learning platforms to over 3,000 groups and non-profit organizations such as JA Korea. Additionally, MS Korea offers Microsoft Azure certifications and intermediate to advanced cloud technology training courses through the comprehensive program. Before the year ends, the Microsoft subsidiary would expand its free learning platforms and training courses and its low-cost certification for in-demand jobs such as technical sales and software engineering.
In addition to the free digital studies, MS Korea would provide recruitment programs that connect companies and skilled job seekers. Besides creating new jobs, the MS-provided recruitment connections support the country’s economic recovery significantly. Interested job seekers can improve their digital-related skills by accessing Microsoft Learn and LinkedIn Learning. Furthermore, Microsoft added the LinkedIn-supported Career Coach to Microsoft Teams for Education, providing students personalized career guidance.
“Over the past year, we have seen the pandemic threaten the lives of the most vulnerable in our society,” said Brad Smith, Microsoft’s Chief Legal Officer. “We will expand and collaborate with LinkedIn to provide more alternative jobs, greater flexibility, and accessible learning opportunities.” Smith also said that Microsoft would continue establishing a more inclusive work environment by linking workers to new job offers.
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