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Microsoft launches digital skills programme in the UK

Monday, January 30, 2017

Microsoft has launched a programme to teach digital skills to people across the UK to ensure the country remains one of the global leaders in cloud computing, artificial intelligence and other next-generation technologies.

The announcement, which corresponded with a visit by Chancellor Philip Hammond to the company’s UK headquarters, revealed that Microsoft will train 30,000 public servants for free in a range of digital skills. This will allow those UK government and public sector organisations to deliver better, more efficient and modern services to people across the country.

Microsoft has also committed to making sure everyone in the UK has access to free, online digital literacy training that will prepare them for a world in which companies, schools and governments embrace technology to transform how they work.

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