LOUISVILLE FUTURE OF WORK INITIATIVE
Out of a Job? We're Here to Help.
COVID-19 RESKILLING INITIATIVE
KICKSTART YOUR DIGITAL CAREER
COVID-19 has caused staggering job losses in our community. The future feels uncertain for many of us.
But the long-term trend is clear: Louisville will have a shortage of local talent with the skills needed to fill the new jobs of our digital future.
As an immediate response to COVID-19, we are bringing free programs to Louisville residents to build valuable skills and credentials in specific, employer-vetted digital career tracks, including data analytics, digital marketing, software engineering, and user experience design.
All programs are conducted virtually, so you can learn in the safety and comfort of your own home.
WHO ARE THESE PROGRAMS FOR?
These programs are intended for Kentuckiana folks who are interested in exploring new career options or gaining new skills for the data economy. These skills can lead to high-paying jobs in a variety of fields. There is something for EVERYONE, and the technology field NEEDS YOU.
We know that the field of computer science is lacking in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we are trying to change that. Come on and check it out!
WILL THERE BE A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Self-led online programs are free.
Instructor-led programs and workshops may have a cap on participation.
CAN I ENROLL IN MULTIPLE PROGRAMS?
You may participate in as many self-led, online programs as you like.
However, we will limit enrollments in multiple instructor-led programs to ensure more people can participate.
WILL THESE PROGRAMS LEAD TO A JOB?
We cannot guarantee a job as a result of completing programs offered through this initiative.
That said, we will be working to connect participants with programming and resources intended to maximize the chance of making a successful job transition as soon as possible.
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
Programs range from 2-hour, teaser workshops to multi-week and multi-month courses designed to impart deeper skills and allow you to build a portfolio of work to demonstrate your skills to employers.
We will strive to offer multiple options to meet you where you are, including self-paced and cohort-based full-time and part-time programs.
The Louisville Future of Work Initiative is a partnership between Microsoft and Louisville Metro Government focused on increasing economic opportunity and equity by enabling Louisville to become a regional hub and center for excellence in Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Data Science. We are creating a living resource directory and community calendar that supports the entire data ecosystem in Louisville and tells the story of Louisville's data innovation community.
For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please fill out the following form
Microsoft Future of Work Initiative
900 E. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40206