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9 October 12pm SAST

Top Employers Webinar: Microsoft’s Global Skilling Initiative

The aim of this initiative is to look at how we can accelerate skilling to ensure an inclusive economic recovery post COVID-19 and beyond.   

This event is open for all HR Leaders.

Microsoft is aiming to help 25 Million Workers Worldwide Acquire New Digital Skills for the COVID-19 Economy. 

The COVID-19 health crisis has created a global economic crisis, which will see workers return to an even more digital economy. We have seen two years’ worth of “digital transformation” in a mere two months due to the social distancing practices implemented as part of the COVID-19 public health response. Both new and old jobs will require digital skills, this will ultimately create a skilling challenge for individuals and employers alike.  

Successful skilling will require new partnerships to bring technology and people together. This requires a partnership between tech companies and employers, non-profit groups, and government workforce agencies connected with this effort. Join us in the journey towards solving the skills and unemployment challenges. 

Agenda

12:00 – 12:10

Welcome address

Billy Elliott, Regional Manager: Africa, Top Employers Institute

12:10 – 12:30 

Introducing the Microsoft Global Skilling Initiative

Charlene Verzmoter, Philanthropies Lead, Microsoft South Africa

12:30 – 13:05 

Panel Discussion: Reskilling for a more digital economy

Charlene Verzmoter, Philanthropies Lead, Microsoft South Africa

Sameera Mohamed, Senior HR Manager, Microsoft South Africa

Onyinye Nwaneri, CEO, Afrika Tikkun Services

13:05 – 13:25 

Q&A session

13:25 – 13:30 

Closing 

Billy Elliott, Regional Manager: Africa, Top Employers Institute


Charlene Verzmoter
, Philanthropies Lead, Microsoft South AfricaSpeakers

Sameera Mohamed, Senior HR Manager, Microsoft South Africa

Onyinye Nwaneri, CEO, Afrika Tikkun Services

Billy Elliott, Regional Manager: Africa, Top Employers Institute