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Microsoft launches three-year Get On program to help tackle youth unemployment

Microsoft has launched a new three-year program in the UK to help young people get inspired, get skilled, and get a job. This program is designed to help tackle youth unemployment and create opportunities for young kids. According to Microsoft, this program will help over 300,000 kids between the ages of 16 to 24 take the right steps towards a bright future.

Back in 2009, Microsoft made the decision to help kids in the UK. To date, more than 470,895 kids between the ages of 16 and 24 were helped towards work. Now, Microsoft is launching a new campaign. “In these difficult economic times, the best investment we can make is in our young people, to help them develop the skills and creativity they need to create our economic and social future. As part of our recently announced global companywide commitment to youth – Microsoft YouthSpark – our ‘Get On’ programme in the UK will connect young people with opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship so they can develop the confidence and skills required to compete in a global market and build a rewarding career,” Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stated.

Using volunteers, Microsoft will hold work inspiration sessions to help kids build confidence about the workforce world, making the most of their talents, and connecting them with job opportunities. Microsoft will work with academic institutions and help teachers in teaching technology. The Kinect will also be utilized to engage students and motivate them to participate. Microsoft will also help kids get a job. “Providing a direct path between University students and Microsoft’s partners, this programme takes graduates interviewed but not hired by Microsoft each year and matches them with jobs or internships in the technology industry, within Microsoft’s 30,000 strong partner community, which employs more than 500,000 people in the UK,” Microsoft added. Hit the source link below for more information about the Get On program from Microsoft.

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