Jobcenter Aarhus, Microsoft, and Atea joined forces in a collaborative project to tackle the shortage of digital competencies in Danish companies. Their goal was to assist highly educated job seekers in Aarhus by improving their IT skills and facilitating employment opportunities. Through Microsoft certifications and a nurturing learning environment, this initiative bridged the skills gap and met the growing demand for IT specialists. Together, they empowered job seekers to excel in the digital job market, fueling Danish growth and welfare.
Learn more about the challenge, strategy, and results of the case below!
The challenge Jobcenter Aarhus was facing
Digitalization is ever more important. Yet jobseekers looking to embark on a career in IT find it difficult to understand how they fit in. Jobcenter Aarhus recognized this trend and found the perfect match in the collaboration between Microsoft and Atea with their knowledge within IT to educate and make their candidates more coveted. Atea stepped in to provide their expertise and facilities, and Microsoft technology was chosen for its relevance in the Danish market.
Atea’s strategy to solve the challenge
Atea’s strategy aimed to empower young or interdisciplinary job seekers by providing opportunities to enhance their IT competencies through Microsoft certifications such as AZ900, PL900, AI900, and SC900. Access to Atea facilities and IT experts facilitated the learning process, while inspirational presentations and guest speakers showcased potential career paths in IT.
Jobcenter Aarhus’ results
The program was launched in spring 2022, with 28 participants. Remarkably, 20 individuals successfully passed the exams, and within five months, 24 participants secured employment, including two as Graduates at Atea. Encouraged by this success, a second program commenced in November and concluded in early 2023, with approximately one-third of the 48 participants securing employment by early April.