Microsoft launches digital skills programme for the UK

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced a national skills program to boost digital skills of people in the UK. Microsoft is planning to train 30,000 UK public servants – for free – in a range of digital skills. It will enable the UK government and public sector organizations to deliver better, more efficient, more modern and transformative services to all people in the UK.

“We believe a fourth industrial revolution is under way – one driven by the transformative power of cloud technologies,” said Cindy Rose, Microsoft UK CEO. “In the wake of the EU referendum vote, the UK is looking at charting a new and different path to its future and Microsoft is committed, as it has been for more than 30 years, to helping the UK realise its full potential. We believe maintaining the UK’s global competitiveness relies on a successful transition to a cloud-enabled economy. At Microsoft, we aim to do our part by investing back into the UK digital economy to ensure people of all ages and backgrounds are equipped with the skills necessary to thrive into the future.”

Also, Microsoft is launching a Cloud Skills Initiative – an ambitious scheme to train 500,000 people in the UK in advanced cloud technology skills by 2020.

Read more about this program here.

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