Microsoft Greece, Cyprus and Malta and ReGeneration announced the launch of the educational program “The ReGeneration Initiative: Upskilling Greek Youth for the Digital Era powered by Microsoft”, which is implemented in the framework of the cooperation of the two organizations for the “GR for Growth” initiative and aims to develop (up / reskilling) new professionals in digital skills that are necessary for the future of work.

This initiative, which is under the auspices of the Ministry of Digital Governance, is aimed at young graduates up to 35 years old, from all over Greece and from any academic background, while it is expected to provide 1,000 beneficiaries with about 20,000 hours of training in soft and digital skills (eg office automation, mobile apps, information systems, data visualization, cloud technologies, digital marketing, UI / UX, etc.), with the aim of retraining and upgrading necessary skills that serve as a powerful resource for the modern market work.

The “The ReGeneration Initiative: Upskilling Greek Youth for the Digital Era powered by Microsoft” has been designed by ReGeneration and Microsoft, with the guidance of Code.Hub and the academic support of Athens Tech College and includes 4 directions:

ICT Tools & Professional Skills in the Digital Age (ICT Tools & Professional Skills in the Digital Age)

Information Systems for Business Administration & Technlogy Projects

Digital Literacy for an Interconnected World

Digital Transformation Tools & Processes for Business Development (Digital Transformation Tools & Processes)

The application period has already started and will end on Monday, December 6 at 14:00, while those interested can register at the following Link: the-digital-era-powered-by-microsoft

Microsoft and ReGeneration

Microsoft’s partnership with ReGeneration began in 2020 to breathe new life into one of the key pillars of Microsoft’s GR for Growth initiative, in which the company committed to educating 100,000 public and private professionals as well as students. with the ultimate goal of the digital transformation of public and private organizations within the next five years.

The DiGiYouth Initiative is the initiative – the result of this partnership, which aims to offer opportunities for learning and development of new skills (up / re skilling) to new graduates and training them in the most sought after digital skills, to help them in their professional steps, placing them in key positions in the labor market.

· The first part of the initiative (DiGiYouth I) included 2 academies in innovative and sought after areas of Technology: the “ReGeneration Academy on Cloud Tools & Technology powered by Microsoft”, which was completed with a recruitment rate of 100% and ” ReGeneration Academy on Big Data & Artificial Intelligence powered by Microsoft “, with the corresponding percentage reaching 70% and the recruitment process is in progress.

· The second part (DiGiYouth II) includes 3 Academies, of which the first ReGeneration Academy exclusively for new graduates (“ReGeneration Academy 4Women in Tech – Project Management powered by Microsoft”) completed in the spring of 2021, having trained 33 new professionals in tech-related project management and with the recruitment process in progress. At the same time, the 2 academies that complete the DiGiYouth Initiative II, the “ReGeneration Academy on Cloud Tools & Technology powered by Microsoft vol. 2 »και το« ReGeneration Academy on Big Data & Artificial Intelligence powered by Microsoft vol. 2 »are in the training stage and are expected to be completed by the end of December.

It is worth noting that, in total, out of the 3 completed academies so far in collaboration with Microsoft, 88 young people have been trained, of which 50 have been placed in 46 companies from 18 different industries, taking on roles such as: Automation Developer, Digital Operations Specialist, Junior Energy Supply Analyst, Junior Fullstack Developer, Management Consulting Associate, Software Engineer.

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