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Artificial Intelligence: New Skills and Professions

Mirta Michilli alla Virtual Career Fair di Microsoft

Artificial Intelligence: New Skills and Professions

Artificial Intelligence: New Skills and Professions

Microsoft launches the first Virtual Career Fair to match supply and demand and lifelong digital learning

Microsoft Italia has announced today, for the first time in Italy, a digital platform developed with its partner ecosystem that for the entire week will promote the meeting of supply and demand for a constantly evolving labour market. This further confirms Microsoft’s commitment to the growth and development of the country through the promotion and diffusion of digital skills. In just one year, over 700,000 individuals have taken its courses on new technology and digital skills and 7000 individuals have received training certificates on new Microsoft Generative AI technology.

The announcement was given today at the “Generative AI: New Professions and Skills” event organised by Microsoft to address the many facets of training and human resources that are being influenced by the opportunities provided by GenAI on the job market and in terms of new professions. The event featured the participation of sector experts and professionals, including Marcello Albergoni, Country Manager LinkedIn Italia; Francesco Baroni, Country Manager Gi Group Holding Italia; Sara Bonfioli, CMO Talent GardenLuigi de Costanzo, Managing Director ELIS Innovation HubMirta Michilli, Director General, Fondazione Mondo Digitale; and Diego Pizzocaro, CEO H-FARM AI

The Microsoft Virtual Career Fair is a true digital hub that provides students, professionals, and individuals seeking employment with orientation sessions, job opportunities, and training in order to create a virtual network in which people and companies can meet. The access to courses, informative workshops, and training on new digital skills brought about by the increasingly pervasive diffusion of GenAI and the presence of virtual stands, like in a true university open day, will allow companies to meet new AI talent. The Italian Virtual Career Fair has attracted over 20 organisations from Microsoft’s partner and client ecosystem and 60 recruiters and provides 115 job offers based on Microsoft technology.

The event also provided the opportunity to present important updates to Ital.IA Lab, a training programme on GenAI, developed in collaboration with the Fondazione Mondo Digitale. The programme is open to all workers, individuals seeking employment, and students aged 16 and over in Italy. The project will lead to the creation, by Microsoft Italia and the Fondazione Mondo Digitale, of 20 hubs distributed throughout Italy (with a concentration in the south and the suburbs of large cities) in which participants will be able to enjoy free, custom-tailored courses on the opportunities and benefits provided by GenAI.

In its first five months, Ital.IA Lab has already provided training to 4000 individuals. Starting today, moreover, the first six modules of the video course entitled  Learning Generative AI in 12 Modules are available to introduce the applications of AI in the professional sphere. In total, the course lasts two hours and is conceived for employees and entrepreneurs in the services, communications, creative, client assistance, and administrative sectors. Moreover, there will be a focus on Copilot with special modules developed by Microsoft experts. All participants that pass the evaluation test will receive and open badge validated by the University of Roma Tre. All course modules will be available beginning next week. 


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