Build skills for jobs
We're working toward digital equity: a future in which every job seeker, employee, student, and displaced or crisis-affected individual has access to the digital skills and opportunity to succeed.
AI Skills Initiative
AI offers tremendous potential to empower workers around the world—but only if everyone, everywhere has the skills to use it. Learn how we’re helping people and communities harness the power of AI.
Close the sustainability skills gap
Over 3,500 companies globally have issued climate pledges but many lack a workforce with the skills to turn these pledges to progress. Our report shows the urgent need to develop a new level of sustainability skills and fluency – and how we aim to help support the transformation.
Increase access to computer science education
Technology Education and Learning Support (TEALS) connects teachers with tech industry volunteers to create inclusive, sustainable computer science (CS) programs. To support more equitable access to CS education, we're bringing TEALS to high schools in US cities with high populations of Black and African American Students.
Digital literacy fundamentals
Digital literacy can play a powerful role in helping people create more promising futures. These resources can help individuals gain the basic skills needed to effectively explore the internet and navigate our digital world.
Technology can help nonprofits and international development organizations build their capacity to address societal challenges. We empower them with solutions that are tailored to their needs, affordable, and accessible, including AI solutions to advance their impact.
Support social entrepreneurs
Social entrepreneurs build businesses with ambitious visions for global change. We help them increase their impact through access to technology, expertise, visibility, and connections.
Advance open data
Access to data is a big challenge. Microsoft aims to close the data divide and help organizations of all sizes realize the benefits of data and the new technologies it powers.
Improving society with open data
We’re working to make data that is relevant to important social problems as open as possible, including by contributing open data ourselves. The Data for Society resource center provides access to Microsoft’s open datasets, resources, and tools to make data sharing, research, and collaboration easier.
AI for Health
Microsoft is investing $60 million to empower those tackling some of our toughest global health challenges with AI and data science resources to help further medical discovery, uncover global health insights, and increase health equity.
We contributed money, tech, and other resources to support COVID-19 response, including research collaborations and data dashboards to help inform policy and decision making.