26 Jul

LLEP works with Microsoft to address local skills gaps

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As part of the LLEPs Digital Skills Partnership activity, the LLEP are working with Microsoft to provide a suite of resources to support employability, upskilling and career progression.

All the resources are free and can be accessed via links below. This is being delivered as part of Microsoft’s ‘Get On’ commitment to help 1.5 million people build technology careers. The LLEP Digital Skills Partnership is driving forward initiatives to support three key areas, digital inclusion, digital skills for businesses and digital support for careers and education.

Stewart Smith, Head of Skills and Employment at the LLEP, said:

“This is a fantastic resource for individuals and organisations within the LLEP area. Get On will strengthen our already strong local skills offer by supporting our established providers and allowing flexible learning to individuals looking to upskill for their current role or begin a new challenge.”

However, the Get On resources go beyond tech skills with a range of employability support available, including tips for CV building and Job Interviews. There is even an AI tool to practice your newly learnt interview skills and receive feedback! Courses and modules are flexible, allowing local partners and learners to use as a stand-alone resource or add to existing employability programmes.

LinkedIn Learning: https://aka.ms/linkedinLEP
•10 learning paths for in demand jobs including Project Management, Customer Service Skills and Data Analytics

Microsoft Learn: https://aka.ms/mslearnLEP
•More advanced courses on deeper technical skills including PowerBI and Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Workshops: https://aka.ms/workshopsLEP
•Workshops on core Microsoft and employability skills delivered by Microsoft trainers. Including Interview Techniques and CV preparation.

Interview Prep Tool: https://aka.ms/interviewprepLEP
•AI-powered interview tool which allows learners to practice their interview technique

Luke Ounsworth, Microsoft Programme Manager, said:

“The new Microsoft Get On Network aims to provide free resources and support at a local level for organisations who share our goal of closing the digital skills gap and improving employability. Through this work in Leicester and Leicestershire in collaboration with LLEP we’ll work together to unlock digital skills growth and local opportunity. We’d encourage everyone to access the free training and consider learning a new skill.”

If your organisation would like to know more about the resources available, please contact LLEP Head of Skills and Employment Stewart Smith stewart.smith@llep.org.uk