Microsoft primes West Midlands for digital skills boost

Microsoft and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) are kicking off a new joint initiative that will deliver digital skills in the region and provide the financial investment to support it.

The initiative builds on WMCA’s regional digital skills bootcamp offer and Microsoft’s nationwide Get On campaign which is helping 1.5 million people in the UK build a career in technology.

The joint package includes new training content for WMCA digital skills bootcamps, learning days from Microsoft and its Partner Network, the expansion of Microsoft and Partner job programmes and a talent connector to match skilled people with digital opportunities

"Together with Microsoft’s expertise and funding, we will connect talent from across our region with the high-quality jobs of the future, putting the might of Microsoft behind a sector with immense potential to support growth in our region in the months and years ahead,” said Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands

"With so much public engagement and positivity flowing following the Commonwealth games, this is a perfect time to inspire local people to unlock their own talent and start a career in tech in the West Midlands,” added Zephaniah Chukwudum, Business Manager to the CEO at Microsoft UK and United by 2022 Board Trustee.

Pictured (l-r): Street and Chukwudum.

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