Resources and Programmes
> Unleashing Technology to Advance Social and Economic Development
Microsoft Community Affairs' perspective on how technology can be a tool for social and economic development.
> The Microsoft Student Career Portal
This portal provides learning tools, certification exam guidance, and various resources necessary to gain proper training and Microsoft Certifications in Microsoft technologies.
> eSkills Career Portal
The European e-Skills Career Portal raises awareness of the importance of non-formal training and promotes relevant educational channels for ICT skills through multi-stakeholder partnerships.
> DG Enterprise and Industry- eSkills
The DG Enterprise and Industry website aims to disseminate information on all EU policies, actions and initiatives promoting economic growth and development, with a view to strengthening the competitiveness of EU enterprises.
> Microsoft Unlimited Potential
The Community Technology Skills Program—in partnership with governments, nonprofits, and nongovernmental organizations—promotes IT skills training programs that enable young people and adults to realize their full potential.
> Nongovernmental Organization Capacity Building
Microsoft is working with nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations to help them address their technology needs. To enable organizations to extend their outreach and benefit more people, we provide organizations with the resources they need to operate more efficiently.
> European Alliance on Skills for Employability
The main goal of the Alliance is to help better co-ordinate industry and community investments, services and other offerings, dialogue and engagement with NGOs and public authorities in a way that enhances the positive impact of ICT literacy and professional training on employability prospects of the young, the disabled, older workers and other unemployed or under-employed people throughout the European Union.
> Partnerships for Growth
Partnerships for Growth is a gateway to growth, jobs, and innovation related initiatives in Europe. The portal aims to provide an inspiration framework for multi-stakeholder collaboration between government, industry, associations, and NGOs in Europe.
Telecentre.org is a collaborative initiative that connects telecenters, networks, innovators, social investors, and other interested groups who believe that information and communications technology, used locally, strengthens individuals and the communities in which they live.
> Microsoft Professional Certification
Microsoft Certifications bring valuable, measurable rewards to students, IT professionals, their managers, and the organizations that employ them. These certifications are designed to provide the recognition you need to help you excel in your career and provide employers with validation of your skills.
> Microsoft IT Academy
The Microsoft IT Academy Program provides educators, institutions, and communities with a comprehensive and cost-effective solution for teaching and learning innovative technologies. To date more than half a million individuals have benefited from this program.