The number of people in Bulgaria who study for free through the digital initiative of Microsoft, LinkedIn, and GitHub is growing. More than 12,000 people have decided to improve their skills or improve the competencies they already have in the disciplines proposed by the programme.
Bulgaria holds one of the leading positions in the number of engaged students in the region. The most desired course remains the course for software developers. Besides programmers, most Bulgarians want to become specialists in the field of trade and project managers.
After completing the training, students receive a certificate to verify their skills. According to a Global Knowledge survey, 93% of employers believe that certified employees bring more benefits to the company. In late June, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and GitHub launched a campaign to help 25 million people worldwide acquire the digital skills needed for the new economic reality.
Here are the disciplines from the free initiative and details about the courses themselves, selected based on the most sought-after positions by employers.
This course helps learners gain insight into basic web development methods, software development, and CSS and HTML databases.
Helps people who want to develop the so-called soft skills” and become a trusted partner of customers.
From small projects to the implementation of large-scale initiatives, this course provides the necessary knowledge for the efficient organization of such activities.
The course helps to prepare for industry-recognized certifications and to understand basic network concepts.
Once customer service is transferred to the digital environment, it is crucial to understand how to create a personalized user experience.
This is practical training for understanding and effective use of digital marketing.
The course aims to help IT teams move to new and flexible ways of working with virtualization, creating desktop copies, and software and device maintenance.
Students can learn how to create better business strategies by researching information using data analysis tools.
Assists in making the right financial decisions using skills that allow the analysis of current and past economic and business data.
Provides knowledge on the creation of innovative digital design projects and upgrades the existing visual and communication skills of students.
Students choose their own pace for learning the subject. Among the lecturers are prominent experts with experience in the given field. The training aims to impart knowledge that, in addition to being relevant and applicable, can be useful in a job interview or a real work environment.
Participants can personalize their course. Those who are more experienced or familiar with a particular part of the subject can skip content and focus on what they are interested in or what they need. They also have the opportunity to mark how far they have advanced and continue from the same place afterward.
For those who want to acquire more in-depth technical skills, there are Microsoft Learn courses for those interested in cloud technologies. The modules are tailored for various professional positions, from business users to IT administrators and programmers. For the financial year 2020, 350,000 professionals have successfully completed the modules. What has been learnt can be practiced in the GitHub Learning Lab.
After gaining the necessary knowledge, the student can use the resources of LinkedIn to help them find the desired job. Anyone can take advantage of the global initiative and gain the necessary skills for the economy of the future at opportunity.linkedin.com.