Skills for Employability

In June 2020, Microsoft launched a Global Skills Initiative to help 25 million people worldwide acquire the digital skills needed in a COVID-19 economy. As part of this initiative, GAN launched a project to promote digital skilling programmes – making use of Microsoft’s existing and freely available tools – for underserved groups, including women and indigenous groups, in Australia, New Zealand, and Colombia.

Our alliance with Microsoft Philanthropies was intended to close equity and digital skills gaps, create new learning opportunities and prepare human talent for a constantly changing world of work.

By developing a deep understanding of the digital skilling sector and legislative framework in each of the project countries, we were able to carry on advocacy activities at national levels.