Microsoft collaboration with openclassroom and training program.
Redmond Giant Microsoft collaborates with a France-based leading online education-to-employment platform and announced its partnership on Wednesday. The basic motive of this training program is to train students and prepare them for artificial intelligence(AI) jobs in the workplace.
“As AI is changing the way we work and the nature of jobs, we have a responsibility to ensure graduates are prepared for the workplace of tomorrow,” says Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, Global Sales, Marketing and Operations at Microsoft. “We are excited to partner with OpenClassrooms to help equip people with the skills and opportunities they need to thrive in the digital economy.”
According to Microsoft, up to 30% of jobs related to AI and data skills will be left open due to a shortage of AI skills. The new and rising demand brings out the idea behind this training program in order to prepare skilled labour and give employers access to highly talented candidates.
“The collaboration is designed to provide more students with access to education to learn in-demand skills and to qualify for high-tech jobs while giving employers access to great talent to fill high-tech roles,” Microsoft said in the announcement blog post.
OpenClassrooms best known for their online teaching programs will provide lectures on AI based on Microsoft’s content and project-specific tasks tailored to the AI roles that employers are looking to fill. It will be a fully online program in order to produce to high-quality graduate. This model aids students and employers, who gain a cost-efficient pipeline for recruiting new talent.
“The demand for AI and machine learning opportunities has never been stronger,” says OpenClassrooms co-founder and CEO Pierre Dubuc. “We’re excited to be an innovation partner to Microsoft to usher in new tactics that will bring top talent to the workforce.”
It will be a training program for 1000 promising students throughout France UK and U.S. Students will get the job at the end of the course or they will get a refund from the OpenClassrooms. A master level diploma will also be accredited in Europe through OpenClassrooms. The company is actively looking for accreditation in the UK and the U.S.
News Source: Microsoft