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Microsoft skills initiative

400k South Africans participate in Microsoft skills initiative

Four hundred thousand people in South Africa have participated in the Microsoft Global Skills initiative. A Digital skills initiative that seeks to help participants gain in-demand skills to become employable. This shows an increase from the three hundred thousand shared in March this year. Lillian Barnard, Managing Director, Microsoft South

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Microsoft digital skills

30 million learners participate in the free Microsoft digital skills initiative

Over 30.7 million people across the globe have participated in the free Microsoft global digital skills initiative. The company says this sharing an update on the initiative's progress nine months on. An increase from the 10 million reached in September last year and surpasses the planned target of 25 million.

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Ekiti State Government Microsoft digital skills Nigeria

Ekiti State Government partners with Microsoft to train youth

The youth in Ekiti State, Nigeria, will benefit from a new collaboration between the state government and Microsoft Nigeria. The partnership will see the youth acquire new digital skills, get certified and become employable. Ekiti State Government will also invest about two hundred thousand dollars in two thousand participants with

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SkillsLab Microsoft 4Afrika Africa

Microsoft 4Afrika rebrands AppFactory initiative to SkillsLab

Microsoft 4Afrika, Microsoft's business and market development engine in Africa is rebranding its employability and capacity building programme, AppFactory to SkillsLab. The SkillsLab programme will as before, develop digital skills, coding capabilities and workplace readiness of young university graduates. As well as give them priority access to jobs through the

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innovation in Africa ABIS 2020

Microsoft names biggest problem to driving innovation in Africa

Making sure your resources are highly skilled, is what Microsoft executive, Kunle Awosika, notes will drive innovation in Africa. He made the remark addressing over three hundred delegates. Representing CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, heads of IT, etc. in the banking and financial industry from across East Africa. At the second Africa

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Microsoft Africa recruitment

Microsoft unable to meet recruitment target for Africa Development Centre

Microsoft announced the Africa Development Center with plans to recruit about 100 full-time software engineers by the end of 2019. Latest details show the company is far from reaching this target. As only about seventy roles and positions have been filled as at January 2020. Jack Ngare, Managing Director, Africa

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Africa Digital Media Institute

Microsoft 4Afrika, Africa Digital Media Institute open game and mobile app development AppFactory in Nairobi, Kenya

Africa Digital Media Institute partners with Microsoft to open Kenya's 3rd AppFactory. Microsoft launched its 18th Africa skills development AppFactory academy in Nairobi today. The 3rd in Kenya after the Mawingu Network and the United States International University AppFactory. This 3rd one is in partneship with Africa Digital Media Institue(ADMI),

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Microsoft virtual academy

Microsoft retires Microsoft Virtual Academy, replaces it with Microsoft Learn

As a technology company, Microsoft offers learning resources. For people who want to develop technical skills and confidence as well as build career opportunities. Most often allowing them to leverage and skill up in their tools and technologies. These platforms include Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), Cloud Society Platform, Microsoft courses

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upskill

Microsoft partners nonprofits to upskill 1.4 million Middle East and Africa youths

Microsoft to partner with 15 nonprofits in 8 countries to upskill 1.4 million youths in computer science across the Middle East and Africa region.  By the next three years, Microsoft wants to impart digital skills to 10 million youths in Middle East and Africa. To reach this goal Microsoft plans to

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