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FUTURE

of WORK

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LOUISVILLE FUTURE OF WORK INITIATIVE

 

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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. 

 

Data

Analyst

Data Analysts help companies make sense of their data, by analyzing and presenting information to help drive business decisions.  Every business collects data, whether it's sales figures, market research, inventory, or transportation costs. A data analyst's job is to take that data and use it to help companies make better decisions.

 

Avg. Entry-Level Salary:

 

KY:  $45,000  

Digital

Marketer

Digital marketers work at the intersection of creativity and strategic thinking. They help companies reach and acquire customers through digital channels, from Google search, to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more. Digital marketers have both creative skills to draw prospects into a brand and analytical skills to determine the right channels, messages, and campaigns.

 

Avg. Entry-Level Salary:

 

KY:  $44,000 

Software Engineer

Software Engineers use problem solving and programming skills to build and develop applications to solve business problems and meet customer needs.  There are many flavors of Software Engineer, from app and website developers, to maintainers of sophisticated networks for large companies, and everything in-between.

Avg. Entry-Level Salary:

 

KY:  $57,000  

User Experience Designer

UX Designers research, design, and architect how we experience products and services. They are the voice of the user and advocate for the users needs while balancing business goals. UX designers conduct user research, design products and experiences, write copy, test products and present design solutions to business stakeholders. 

 

Avg. Entry-Level Salary:

 

KY: $59,000

FAQs

 

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.

ABOUT US

 

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.

Workforce Transformation

We are training and preparing Louisville’s workforce for the next tech revolution with a focus on inclusion.  We are specifically targeting historically-marginalized populations for upskilling, training, and understanding around the next tech revolution:  artificial intelligence.

Industry Development

We are strengthening Louisville’s healthcare and manufacturing clusters by driving innovation and supporting the application of Artificial Intelligence, data science, and the Internet of Things education and implementation in companies.

AI For Good

We are demonstrating the power of data and AI to solve social issues as a way to increase awareness and adoption across the community.

 

CONTACT US

Inquiries

For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please fill out the following form

Contact Us

Microsoft Future of Work Initiative

900 E. Main Street

Louisville, KY 40206

info@futurelou.com

 
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