Skills for employability
Microsoft is working with nonprofits to ensure every person has the skills, knowledge, and opportunity they need to succeed in the digital economy.
US community skills program
A new program providing cash grants and capacity building to up to 50 nonprofits that offer digital skills and workforce development in Black and African American communities.
Equip youth and future workers
Providing inclusive, equitable access to computer science (CS) education can help ensure young people are equipped for the future.
Create pathways to jobs
To succeed in today's digital economy, jobseekers need to learn the skills required for in-demand technical and tech-enabled jobs.
By the numbers
Over 100 partnerships
Nonprofit organization partnerships in 42 countries enabled millions of people with digital skills in 2019.
80% from underserved areas
Over 50 percent of beneficiaries served are female, and over 80 percent are from underserved communities.
49,160 on a better path
Through the Skillful program, 49,160 people are on a better path—employed, furthering their education, or getting a raise.
180,000 teachers trained
Microsoft grantees have trained more than 180,000 teachers who will go on to teach computer science around the world.
See it in action
Learn more about how our partners and programs equip future workers and create pathways to jobs.
Ensuring job seekers have the tools to thrive
Tierra Phillips, now an i.c. stars graduate, learned the business leadership and technical skills to be hired as an IT specialist.
Bridging the opportunity gap
Learn how Brandy became a developer and a Microsoft TEALS volunteer; where she encourages and inspires students to consider a career in technology.
Narrowing the skills gap for youth with disabilities
Junior Achievement Korea provides young people with special needs a foundation in digital skills, computational thinking, and CS to prepare them for employment.