Microsoft has trained 100,000 Portuguese, half of target by 2022

  • Lusa
  • 28 January 2021

Microsoft Portugal announced on Wednesday that the company has already trained 100,000 Portuguese with digital skills.

Microsoft Portugal’s director-general, Paula Panarra, said the company has already trained 100,000 Portuguese with digital skills, half of the target by 2022.

“We launched a programme on digital skills last November,” which was committed to training 200,000 people between public and private sectors in Portugal by 2022, Paula Panarra said on Wednesday in her speech at this year’s Microsoft’s ‘Building The Future’, which is running online.

“Today it is with great pride that I tell you that we have already reached 100,000 people,” she said.

Exactly two months ago, in November, Microsoft signed a memorandum of understanding with the Portuguese government to speed up the economic recovery.

Among the various initiatives, planned by the end of 2022, is the empowerment of 100,000 people in Portugal with digital skills and the development of skills to strengthen the qualifications of public administration workers, by providing technology-based training content and holding 20 training webinars for around 100,000 civil servants.