Two million new technology related jobs will be created in Spain in the next five years. To deal with this situation, both companies have presented a new initiative that will facilitate free technological training for unemployed people and help retain technology professionals in Spain
This project, which is carried out globally and which sets itself the goal of reaching 25 million people worldwide, seeks to “facilitate access to education and training in digital skills for the entire population, helping them to choose the jobs that demands the new digital economy, with special attention to those who have been affected by unemployment as a result of the Covid-19.”
This has been revealed by the president of Microsoft Spain, Pilar López, who urges companies, public administrations, educational institutions, and third sector entities to “collaborate together to promote digital skills training for all citizens.” In this sense, remember that Spain is ranked 61 in the World Economic Forum Ranking on digital skills, which “weighs down the competitiveness” of the country -the 13th global economy and 23rd in the world competitiveness rankings.
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The initiative, which is part of a global project to boost the training of Microsoft Corporation, includes different platforms, solutions and training resources from Microsoft, LinkedIn and GitHub that, for free, will be made available to all those interested in improving their digital skills and employability in the field of information technology.
“We have the unique capacity to help people who are in the process of searching for a job and to provide them with the tools they need to acquire the digital skills most demanded by companies in our country, designing learning itineraries that respond to current needs and future of the organizations, “adds Ángel Sáenz de Cenzano, country manager of LinkedIn Spain.
According to a recent IDC study for Microsoft, 90 percent of Spanish organizations will experience readjustments in projects, delays in launching products or services, or loss of income due to not having the necessary technical knowledge. The same report has detected that 46 percent of Spanish companies have problems finding digital profiles.
THE MOST DEMANDED PROFILES
Microsoft and LinkedIn will offer different free technology training resources. In the case of LinkedIn, ten training itineraries have been identified that respond to the profiles most in demand today by companies: IT Administrator, Data Analyst, Financial Analyst, Software Developer, Graphic Designer, Project Management Specialist, Specialist in Customer Service, Digital Marketing, Technical Support, and Sales.
Likewise, four learning routes have been included in ‘soft skills’ in job search, interpersonal skills, digital transformation, and diversity. All of these courses, available in Spanish, can be followed for free until March 31, 2021.
On the other hand, Microsoft will offer access to its ‘Microsoft Learn’ platform, with nearly one hundred free courses in Spanish on the company’s main technologies, and will reduce the price of its exams for certain certifications. Additionally, it makes available to all interested parties, free of charge, a set of training in Artificial Intelligence (AI), including ‘An I Business School,’ for business decision-makers who want to understand the impact of AI on their companies, and ‘…
Finally, those who want to train in software development will be able to access the ‘GitHub Learning Lab’ for free to practice their skills, participate in development projects, learn about new tools and get in touch with other software developers.