Development of skills. Microsoft launches the “Skills for Jobs” program in Morocco

Building on the success of its previous skills development initiative, Microsoft has just launched the Microsoft 365 learning program “Skills for Jobs”.

Since the Skills Development Initiative was launched in June 2020, Microsoft has successfully trained more than 80 million people, enabling them to access basic digital skills, Microsoft said in a statement.

In Morocco, no less than 223,000 people have benefited from the skills development program launched by Microsoft, while 6,280 Moroccans have managed to complete the career development phase linked to this program, the same source said.

“However, at Microsoft we believe that skills alone are not enough for candidates to access all the jobs and careers they want, especially those who retrain should be able to demonstrate their specific skills to hiring managers ,” the press release states.

And to emphasize that the digital transformation has accelerated in all sectors of economic activity, thus generating a favorable impact on growth in general.

The Microsoft Skills for Jobs Learning Pathways program aims to ensure economic opportunity is inclusive, enabling job seekers around the world to better master technology and their skills, and to access more opportunities to succeed in a economy in change.

Microsoft is committed to developing digital skills

Microsoft Skills for Jobs pathways enable people excluded from the digital economy to learn basic skills and obtain the necessary certifications that give them access to specific job categories. By 2025, Microsoft plans to train and certify nearly 10 million people. Together with LinkedIn, they will make no less than 350 courses and learning courses available to the recipients, completely free of charge, in addition to allowing them to obtain no less than six “Career Essentials” certifications, which will enable them to apply for the most in-demand jobs.

In addition, and to better allow candidates to showcase and better demonstrate their skills, the courses will be available in eight languages, including English, French and Arabic.

Microsoft helps students prepare for positions that require specific technology knowledge by awarding certificates for some of the most in-demand positions in the digital economy, including those of administrator, project manager, business analyst, system administrator, software developer, and data analyst.

The company has developed perfectly tailored training content that highlights digital skills, productivity, soft skills and entrepreneurship. For students, six career certificates are available.

The courses are designed by real experts in the field and are available on the LinkedIn site ( In addition, the courses developed by Microsoft are also available on Microsoft Community Training (MCT) in download format and compatible with the various learning management systems (LMS).

Microsoft is associated with 200 nonprofit organizations around the world, but also with governments, intergovernmental organizations, foundations and private sector partners.

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