Global Skills Initiative

National Coalition member, FIT, is delighted to help Microsoft to drive this initiative in Ireland by encouraging learner engagement and contributing to the greater collective impact.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced tens of millions of people out of work globally. As economies start to reopen, some jobs may not come back, at least not fast enough to meet demand. The jobs that do come back will require more digital skills.

Microsoft, LinkedIn, and GitHub have created the Global Skills Initiative to address this problem. The initiative aims to help people worldwide who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 to reskill for in-demand roles.

Initiative Information

Website link
Skills resource url
Global Skills Initiative
Digital skill level
Type of initiative
International initiative
Geographic Scope - Country
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skills
Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Industry - Field of Education and Training
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
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