Microsoft Joins with OpenClassrooms to Prep Students for AI Workforce

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April 4, 2019

It's estimated that by 2022 the number of jobs in the artificial intelligence field will outnumber the number of qualified workers by 30%.  Microsoft has taken notice and partnered with OpenClassrooms, a leading online educator and developed a collaboration to provide more students with masters-level education in AI tech.

“As AI is changing the way we work and the nature of jobs, we have a responsibility to ensure graduates are prepared for the workplace of tomorrow,” says Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, Global Sales, Marketing and Operations at Microsoft. “We are excited to partner with OpenClassrooms to help equip people with the skills and opportunities they need to thrive in the digital economy.”

Using Microsoft tech, OpenClassrooms will develop curriculum that includes project-based tasks tailored to up-to-date AI knowledge.  In addition, OpenClassrooms has connections to leading employers in the industry and makes those connections available to students who complete the course.  As a bonus, OpenClassrooms guarantees that graduates will find a job within six months or their course fees will be refunded.

The course will be held online and is accredited in Europe - US and UK accreditation is in the works.

Currently, the curriculum is only available in Fran

This article was based on an April 3, 2019 Microsoft Press Release

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