Microsoft, LinkedIn, GitHub digital skills initiative benefit 10-million learners globally
The number is almost half the target of the ambitious global skills initiative that aims to empower 25 million people with more digital skills this year through opportunity.linkedin.com. In the Philippines, ranked 27th globally in its skilling progress, close to 53,000 learners have been engaged. “COVID-19 has accelerated the need for upskilling and transformed the future of work for communities in the Philippines. Addressing and closing the skills gap is an urgent task, key to inclusive economic recovery, and digital transformation," said Microsoft Philippines Country General Manager Andres Ortola. "While we are close to the halfway point of our goal to help 25 million people globally—and making meaningful headway here in the Philippines—we continue to strive in our commitment to drive societal progress and help improve lives of people by advancing their capabilities and expertise. We’re thankful to our collaborators and partners in this effort for helping us ensure the sustainability of these programs and scale up their impact to Filipinos nationwide,” Ortola added. Across 21 markets in the Asia Pacific, there have been about 1,552,000 learners reached through the initiative.
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