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*Offer available until March 31, 2021

These 10 jobs were identified as having the greatest number of job openings*,
have had steady growth over the past four years, pay a livable wage,
and require skills that can be learned online.

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Software Designer

15M+ Job Openings Internationally

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Sales Representative

8.5M+ Job Openings Internationally

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Project Manager

2.7M+ Job Openings Internationally

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IT Administrator

2M+ Job Openings Internationally

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Customer Service Specialist

1.8M+ Job Openings Internationally

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Digital Marketer

860K+ Job Openings Internationally

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IT support/ helpdesk

590K+ Job Openings Internationally

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Data analyst

360K+ Job Openings Internationally

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Financial analyst

360K+ Job Openings Internationally

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Graphic design

355K+ Job Openings Internationally

What is the Global Skills Initiative?

Global skills initiative is a Microsoft programme that aims to teach 25 million people internationally in  digital skills by the end of 2020. The initiative is in response to the economic crisis around the globe that's occurred as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The digital skills taught through the initiative will help participants find jobs that need to be filled, develop skills for jobs, and obtain certifications at a low cost.

Master the fundamental skills needed in IN-DEMAND industries

15+ OPENINGS

Software Designer

Become a software developer by learning skills from
LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn, then get a
Microsoft Certification to validate your skills.

Top in-demand skills: Programming, storage, networking, security, and deployment; HTML, CSS, SQL, Javascript, Python

REGISTER

8.5M+ openings

Sales Representative

Learn core concepts and skills necessary in today’s selling
environment—from negotiation and closing strategies to
selling with authenticity.

Top in-demand skills: Negotiation, CRM, new business
development, B2B, storytelling, social media

REGISTER

2.7M+ openings

Project Manager

Become a project manager by learning skills from LinkedIn Learning. Courses include project management fundamentals, Microsoft Project essential training, and more.

Top in-demand skills: Program management, process improvement, project performance

REGISTER

2M+ openings

IT Administrator

Become an IT administrator by learning skills from LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn, then get a Microsoft Certification to validate your skills.

Top in-demand skills: Manage systems, subscriptions, configuration, and identity; Windows Server, Active

REGISTER

1.8M+ openings

Customer Service Specialist

Become a customer service specialist by learning skills from
LinkedIn Learning. Learn to listen to customer needs and build
rapport with those you’re helping.

Top in-demand skills: Customer satisfaction & experience,
data entry, CRM, admin analysis

REGISTER

860K+ openings

Digital Marketer

Become a digital marketing specialist by learning skills from
LinkedIn Learning.

Top in-demand skills: Social media, content strategy, SEO,
marketing channels; Google Analytics, Google Ads

REGISTER

590K+ openings

IT support/ helpdesk

Prepare to pass the CompTIA A+ certification, and prove you have the foundational skills and abilities needed for a technical support role.

Top in-demand skills: Troubleshooting, deployment; Active Directory, computer hardware, Microsoft Windows Server

REGISTER

360K+ openings

Data analyst

Become a software developer by learning skills from
LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn, then get a
Microsoft Certification to validate your skills.

Top in-demand skills: Programming, storage, networking, security, and deployment; HTML, CSS, SQL, Java

REGISTER

360K+ openings

Financial analyst

A financial analyst evaluates current and historical economic and
business data to identify trends that influence business decisions.

Top in-demand skills: Financial analysis, risk management, accounting, analytical skills, data analysis

REGISTER

355K+ openings

Graphic design

Graphic designers create visual concepts that inspire, inform,
and transform. Build innovative design projects and discover
the skills needed to become a visual thinker.

Top in-demand skills: Design systems, layout, color; Adobe InDesign, Illustrator

REGISTER

Unlock your career in 3 steps...

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Register

Jobseekers can register to successfully navigate the paths to in-demand roles in a more digital economy

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Assesment

The assessment is designed to enable us to understand each candidate’s needs and requirements better, so that we can channel you to the correct to learning pathway/s.

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Start Learning

Start learning and improve your chances of securing a new job opportunity in the skills economy

Global Skills Initiative Courses

Global Skills Initiative courses provide digital skills that are self-paced, designed by industry experts and will empower your professional growth and improve your chances of securing future employment.

Our learning paths are organized sequentially to take you step-by-step through each skill area. If today is "day 1" for you, launch the learning path. Or, if you already have a few of these skills, you will find additional Microsoft courses.

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Video & Text Based

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Taught by Industry experts

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Sequential

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Self paced