The World Bank in partnership with BDD Academy is bringing Microsoft, LinkedIn and GitHub's global skills initiative to vulnerable and underserved youth of Lebanon. The initiative offers FREE courses and Microsoft certifications for the 3 most wanted technical jobs, along with 7 other learning paths. 

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Graduating soon, lost your job due to the current economic crisis and looking to upskill, explore your career aspirations to land on your new job? These courses have been identified as the top 10 in-demand jobs and most likely to grow even more with the increased digital transformation post COVID-19 – having the greatest number of job openings, having a steady growth over the past four years, and paying a livable wage. 

The three Microsoft Learning paths include:  

·                 Software Developer (Top in-demand skills: Programming, storage, networking, security, and deployment; HTML, CSS, SQL, JavaScript, Python)  

·                 Data Analyst (Top in-demand skills: Data analysis, analytics, visualization; Microsoft Excel, SQL, BI, Tableau)  

·                 IT Administrator (Top in-demand skills: Manage systems, subscriptions, configuration, and identity; Windows Server, Active Directory)  


18 Microsoft certifications available to apply for such as Azure Fundamentals, Microsoft 365 Associate, Security Administrator, Data analyst Associate.  

Certifications normally cost between US$100 and US$165 but are being offered for free to selected youth.  


To learn more about the program and apply to benefit from the free self-paced online training courses content and free certification, make sure to visit our website here and fill out the application form before December 20, 2020. 


Looking to acquire other new skills and stand out with your qualifications? Check out the 7 other free learning paths such as Financial Analyst, Digital Marketing, Graphic Design and more! 


Invest in the jobs of tomorrow! 

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