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Skills for Jobs

We have learned that skills alone aren’t enough for people to get the jobs they want – especially in the most in-demand jobs. People – particularly those changing careers – need to be able to show hiring managers that they have these skills. That’s why we’re now providing free access to 350 new courses and six new Career Essentials Certificates brought to you by Microsoft, iEARN and LinkedIn to help job seekers showcase their skills to employers – and help them get jobs.

Microsoft and LinkedIn have identified some of the most in demand skills in the digital economy and are providing free courses and learning paths to help people grow their technical skills and unlock opportunity.

Whether you’re just starting to build digital skills, interested in exploring opportunities or are ready to step into a new role, develop the skills you need to succeed with the new Skills for Jobs learning pathways. These free resources are designed to help you build your skills — so you can grow your career in the direction you want.

You’ll find courses covering:

● Foundational skills required for high-wage, high-growth jobs
● Soft skills like communication and collaboration that employers are looking for
● Digital literacy skills to help you thrive in the new world of work

You can also earn professional certificates for completing select courses. Develop new skills, refine existing ones, and give your job search a boost by earning a Career Essentials Certificate brought to you by Microsoft and LinkedIn.

To learn more and get started, visit or reach out to iEARN Kenya directly for support in building the skills needed to thrive in a changing economy.

Why digital skills? Why now?
Now, and in the future, more jobs will require digital skills. This is not just about technical jobs, but an increasing number of jobs across industries that will become ‘tech-enabled,’ requiring job seekers to have some level of digital fluency to be able to pursue them.
Tech and tech-enabled roles are high-wage, high-growth jobs – across every sector. Yet, people from excluded communities are consistently underrepresented in technology.
Microsoft is focused on helping people excluded from the digital economy because of race, gender, geography, displacement, or other barriers to learn the foundational, role-based, and technical skills needed to succeed in the jobs of today and tomorrow.

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