Microsoft will increase access to computer science education and digital skills training for 5 million youth across 28 EU member states in the next 2 years. This will be accomplished through a holistic approach that directly empowers both educators and youth. Furthermore, we are refocusing our non-profit-led training efforts in 21 EU member states by aiming to reach at least 50% girls.
Specifically, trainings will be provided through the following initiatives:
|Students trained online and face-to-face||Youth across Europe will be targeted through access to computer science education opportunities across the EU 28 member states||5,000,000||3,940,000|
|Teachers trained online and face to face||Teachers trained both online and face to face through the Microsoft Innovative Educator Network in two years||160,000||120,000|
|Milestone name||Completion date||Status|
|Reach and train 160,000 teachers across the EU through the Microsoft Innovative Educator Network this will reach 3.2 million youth with 21st century technology skills.||31/07/2018||On Track|
|Reach 80,000 youth, through the Hour of Code Campaign, through coding workshops, new training resources such as Minecraft for Education and digital skills.||31/12/2017||On Track|
|Reach and train 700,000 youth, across the EU, from July 2016 until July 2017, through Microsoft YouthSpark Grants. At least 50% of those will be female||30/06/2017||N/A|