Microsoft Corp, on the finish of June, had introduced a worldwide initiative aimed toward bringing extra digital abilities to 25 million (2.5 crore) individuals worldwide by the top of the yr. The announcement got here in response to the worldwide financial disaster attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Within the three months because the launch of the initiative, Microsoft, LinkedIn and GitHub have reached 10 million learners in 231 nations and territories via alternative.linkedin.com. Throughout 21 markets in Asia Pacific, there have been near 1,552,000 learners reached via the initiative,” Microsoft mentioned in an announcement.
India ranked second globally in its skilling progress, having reached near 774,000 learners, it added.
In a blogpost, Microsoft mentioned it’s seeing large numbers of individuals from the US, India, UK, France and Canada collaborating within the initiative.
Microsoft mentioned globally, the most well-liked in-demand studying paths had been software program developer, customer support specialist, and knowledge analyst.
Equally, inside India, the highest studying paths are software program developer, knowledge analyst and digital advertising and marketing specialist, it added.
COVID-19 has accelerated the necessity for upskilling and reworked the way forward for work for communities in India, and addressing and shutting the abilities hole is an pressing process, key to inclusive financial restoration and digital transformation, Rohini Srivathsa, Nationwide Know-how Officer at Microsoft India, mentioned.
“Whereas we’re near the midway level of our objective to assist 25 million individuals globally, we proceed to try in our dedication to drive societal progress and assist enhance the lives of individuals in India by advancing their capabilities and experience,” Srivathsa mentioned.