6,000 people take part in Microsoft training programme

The programme, called StepIn2Tech, is being run in collaboration with Fastrack into IT and aims to train 10,000 people

Over 6,000 people have taken part in the StepIn2Tech training programme. Pictured are Maggie Zielinska, StepIn2Tech participant; James O’Connor, Microsoft Ireland site lead and vice president of Microsoft International Operations; Sruthi Ravali, StepIn2Tech participant; Peter Davitt, CEO of Fastrack into Information Technology (FIT). Picture: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photograpy

More than 6,000 people have taken part in StepIn2Tech, a training programme run by Microsoft and Fastrack to IT (FIT) in its first year of operation.

The programme was developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic to provide upskilling opportunities for people wishing to develop digital skills. The programme aims to work with 10,000 people over the course of two years.

Learners can participate in up to five starter courses focused on productivity, coding, infrastructure, ...