On 1 April, the Microsoft Hong Kong News Center blog published an article entitled, “Close to 90,000 people in Hong Kong acquire digital skills during COVID-19.” It described that Microsoft “has helped over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories gain access to digital skills, of which close to 90,000 of them are from Hong Kong. This tops its initial goal of 25 million last June.”
Among the major learning and training initiatives delineated, the article went on to indicate, are ones centred around “local flight attendant and pilot unions…” supporting, “over 5,000 aviation workers to attain digital skills certifications”, as well as forming a “Vocational Training Council (VTC)” using Microsoft Learn, which “is now Hong Kong’s first tertiary institution as an authorisation center for Microsoft certifications.”
“Digital skills will be as essential as language skills in the post-pandemic world. Upskilling and reskilling need to be at the center of our economic reset…” Cally Chan, General Manager of Microsoft Hong Kong and Macau, was quoted. Additionally, “beyond Hong Kong,” the article stated, “from laid-off factory workers to retail associates and truck drivers, millions of people globally turned to online learning courses from GitHub, LinkedIn and Microsoft during the pandemic to help prepare for and secure the most in-demand roles, including customer service, project management and data analysis.”
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