Microsoft and ReGeneration rejoin forces for young people’s upskilling

Microsoft announced in collaboration with ReGeneration the launch of the educational program “The ReGeneration Initiative: Upskilling Greek Youth for the Digital Era powered by Microsoft”, which is implemented in the framework of the collaboration between the two organizations for the “GR for Growth” initiative and aims to develop (up/reskilling) new professionals in digital skills that are necessary for the future of work.

This initiative, which is under the auspices of the Ministry of Digital Governance, is addressed to young graduates up to 35 years old, from all over Greece and from any academic background, while it is expected to provide 1,000 beneficiaries with approximately 20,000 hours of training in digital skills such as office automation apps, information systems, data visualization, cloud technologies, digital marketing, UI / UX,  aiming at retraining and upgrading the necessary skills that act as a strong asset for the modern labour market.

“The ReGeneration Initiative: Upskilling Greek Youth for the Digital Era powered by Microsoft” has been designed by ReGeneration and Microsoft, under the guidance of Code.Hub and the academic support of Athens Tech College and includes 4 directions.Firstly, ICT Tools and Professional Skills in the Digital Age.Secondly,Information Systems for Business  Administration and Technlogy Projects.Thirdly, Digital Literacy for an Interconnected World and finally, Digital Transformation Tools and Processes. 

Microsoft’s partnership with ReGeneration began in 2020 with the aim of giving life to one of the key pillars of Microsoft’s “GR for Growth” initiative and the company committed to train 100,000 public and private sector professionals as well as students, with the ultimate goal of digitally transforming public and private organizations within the next five years. 

The DiGiYouth Initiative is the initiative–result of this partnership, which aims to offer opportunities for learning and developing new skills (up/reskilling) to young graduates and by training them in the most sought-after digital skills, to help them in their professional steps, placing them in key positions in the labor market.

The first part of the initiative (DiGiYouth I) included 2 academies in innovative and sought-after fields of Technology: the “ReGeneration Academy on Cloud Tools and Technology powered by Microsoft”, which was completed with the recruitment rate reaching 100% and the “ReGeneration Academy on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence powered by Microsoft”, with the corresponding percentage reaching 70% and the recruitment process underway.

The second part (DiGiYouth II) includes 3 Academies, of which the first ReGeneration Academy exclusively for young female graduates “ReGeneration Academy 4Women in Tech – Project Management powered by Microsoft” that was completed in spring 2021, having trained 33 young professionals in tech-related project management and with the recruitment process underway.At the same time, the 2 academies that complete DiGiYouth Initiative II, “ReGeneration Academy on Cloud Tools and Technology powered by Microsoft vol. 2” and “ReGeneration Academy on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence powered by Microsoft vol. 2” are in the process of training and are expected to be completed at the end of December.

It is worth noting that, in total, out of the 3 completed academies so far in collaboration with Microsoft, 88 young people have been trained, of which 50 have been placed in 46 companies from 18 different industries, taking on roles such as: Automation Developer, Digital Operations Specialist, Junior Energy Supply Analyst, Junior Fullstack Developer, Management Consulting Associate, Software Engineer

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