Microsoft has partnered with the Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority (PSETA), to extend its global skills training initiative to provide 20 000 additional young South Africans with critical digital skills.
An entity that reports to the Department of Higher Education and Training, PSETA is one of the 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities established in accordance with the Skills Development Act No 97 of 1998.
Launched in June last year, in the middle of the COVID-19-induced lockdown, the Microsoft global skills development initiative was aimed at helping to create employment opportunities by training 25 million people worldwide in digital skills by the end of 2020.
As part of the initiative, the tech giant had partnered with several stakeholders, including its subsidiary LinkedIn, e-learning platform GitHub Learning Lab and youth development NPO Afrika Tikkun, which hosts and facilitates access to its e-learning programmes.
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