Microsoft India has launched a new initiative to give small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) access to digital skills resources via e-learning and online training platforms such as Microsoft Learn and LinkedIn Learning.
SMBs contribute approximately 30 per cent of India’s GDP and employ over 114 million people, and, according to Microsoft, digital tools are essential to helping SMBs maintain and improve business operations. Through the new resource hub, businesses can explore technical training, online workshops and best practices, and earn Microsoft certifications on technical learning paths.
“SMBs have been at the forefront of our country’s economic rebuilding following the pandemic and are facing immense pressure to keep up with the dramatic shift in how we work and live,” said Harish Vellat, head of small, medium and corporate business at Microsoft India. “It is critical that they are equipped with the skills that can help them develop long-term strategies for their business and reimagine new paths for their success. By providing these skill-building resources, we are fulfilling our commitment to creating an inclusive economy and helping SMBs transform and thrive.”