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Digital Skills Hub

Creating Digitally Skilled South Africans

Positioning Our Country As A Smart, Connected, and Competitive Global Player

Through the Digital  Skills Hub, brought to you by Microsoft SA and SAtion, we’re committed to South Africa’s socio-economic transformation and to bringing South Africa into the 4IR, through bridging the digital divide, promoting digital literacy, skills transfer and digital upskilling.

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Among other innovative opportunities for the youth, SMMEs, government officials and all South African citizens, Microsoft’s partnership with SAtion provides opportunities to enable citizens to effectively operate in the digital space.

Two initiatives that are currently driving the Digital Skills Hub

Global Skills Initiative

In South Africa, the initiative could enable a minimum of 50 thousand unemployed or economically disadvantaged South Africans to acquire digital skills and certification for in-demand jobs

Microsoft Cloud Society

Microsoft has introduced the Microsoft Cloud Society Program to identify and engage with passionate and influential cloud computing focused experts from the industry. Microsoft Cloud Society is a program designed to support you in becoming a world-class expert in the space of cloud computing

Three initiatives that are currently driving the Digital Skills Hub

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Mahala allows youth between the ages of 8 - 24 to sign up for the Office 365 Suite for free, with 5TB OneDrive cloud-based storage services included for free

Global Skills Initiative

In South Africa, the initiative could enable a minimum of 50 thousand unemployed or economically disadvantaged South Africans to acquire digital skills and certification for in-demand jobs

Microsoft Cloud Society

Microsoft has introduced the Microsoft Cloud Society Program to identify and engage with passionate and influential cloud computing focused experts from the industry. Microsoft Cloud Society is a program designed to support you in becoming a world-class expert in the space of cloud computing

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Global Skills Initiative South Africa

Global Skills Initiative is a Microsoft programme that aims to empower 25 million people around the world with digital skills for the digital economy. In South Africa, the initiative will enable a minimum of 50 thousand unemployed or economically disadvantaged South Africans to acquire digital skills and certification for in-demand jobs. This initiative is in response to the economic crisis around the globe that’s occurred as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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*Offer available until December 15, 2021

Unlock your career in 3 steps…

1. Register

Jobseekers can register to successfully navigate the paths to in-demand roles in a more digital economy.

2. Assesment

The assessment is designed to enable us to understand each candidate’s needs and requirements better, so that we can channel you to the correct to learning pathway/s.

3. Start Learning

Start learning and improve your chances of securing a new job opportunity in the skills economy.

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Cloud Society

Microsoft has introduced the Microsoft Cloud Society Program to identify and engage with passionate and influential cloud computing focused experts from the industry.

Microsoft has introduced the Microsoft Cloud Society Program to identify and engage with passionate and influential cloud computing focused experts from the industry.

Microsoft Cloud Society is a program designed to support you in becoming a world-class expert in the space of cloud computing. It deepens your Microsoft Azure knowledge and builds the next generation of systems and solutions in the Cloud.

Microsoft Cloud Society is your one-stop platform for all you need to become a Microsoft Azure Expert: free online trainings, certification learning paths, resources, events roadshow and more.

The training platform offers the individual with a 1000+ on-line learning courses. Our courses are designed to fit your needs – whatever your job role.  Some of the Role types such as Developer, Solutions Architect, Data Engineer, Data Scientists, AI Engineer, Security Engineer and more are on offer. The courses offer the individual the opportunity to learn for free through the on-line learning offer and opt to write the certification exams at a cost or as applicable. The platform brings together as well a view of what is taking place in the industry through industry events and webinars. The individual can choose from a range of inspiring learning paths to increase their knowledge and become a Microsoft Certified Professional.

The partnership with the Eastern Cape Provincial Government makes it possible for individuals to access easily the training platform through the customised home page. Together we can make an impact.