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Career-ready skills, for a lifetime of learning and success

Drive a fast transition to inclusive, online learning with tools, resources, and industry-recognized certification programs that empower students with real-world skills they need to thrive in a digital economy.


77% of students will need new tech skills by 2030.


6.2 million job openings in cloud-based technologies by 2022.

Grow career-ready skills

Whether it’s learning to code or gaining an industry-recognized certification, Microsoft tools and programs help students develop the skills they need.

Help students quickly build the skills and confidence they need

With a focus on career-related skills and learning, Microsoft provides a range of opportunities to assist higher education students as they connect to the modern workforce and globally competitive economy. Our support for faculty and institutions allows these solutions to integrate with formal learning and enhance the value you offer your students through digital transformation.

Build confidence in remote teaching and learning

Prepare your faculty, students, and staff—no matter what their experience level—are ready to teach, learn, and work remotely.

Microsoft Learn

Build skills in popular Microsoft technologies with this self-directed way of learning, featuring step-by-step tutorials, interactive environments, and custom learning paths that help students achieve industry-recognized certifications.


Students and faculty can earn industry-recognized certifications that demonstrate they’re keeping pace with today's technical (job) roles and requirements.

Real-world tools

With LinkedIn Learning and tools like GitHub, Azure and Visual Studio Code, students and faculty can build the practical skills they need.

Get started with Microsoft Education today

Find practical skill-building tools and guidance for students, faculty, and staff.

The University of Calgary partnered with regional policy-makers and technology experts to build a competitive and skilled workforce

The University of Calgary has been instrumental in enabling the economic diversification of its community. The new strategy resulted in thousands of traditional students and mid-career professionals developing relevant technical skills.

Rotterdam Business School uses Microsoft Learn to teach Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and AI skills

To support their students to thrive in a rapidly changing world, the university has leveraged content created by Microsoft experts to teach advanced technologies. Learners have an opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications and prove to employers that they have relevant skills ready for the workforce.

Additional resources

Microsoft Learn

See all you can do with documentation, hands-on training, and certifications to help you get the most from Microsoft products.

Microsoft Learn for Educators

Deliver cutting-edge tech instruction to students

Microsoft Career Connected

Microsoft partners and customers need people who have the skills to help expand their business. With the knowledge you’ve acquired from the classroom or in your career so far, we can help you get the technical skills you need, meet the employers that are hiring, and get the job you want.