The global skill development program, launched jointly in 2020 by Microsoft, LinkedIn and GitHub, has enrolled 5 million people in Latin America for digital training.
Graduates and job seekers in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina, make up a bulk of those signed up to the program, according to Spanish publication La Nacion.
The initiative aims to teach skills demanded by businesses globally. The skill enjoying high demand in recent months is software development, followed by data analytics and customer service.
In Latin America, the most sought-after skill has been customer service, according to the report. More interesting still, there are more women than men among the learners.
In Argentina and Brazil, many unemployed graduates are opting to learn software development with the hope of landing a remote-working job, at least.
The skilling program is designed to teach only the fundamentals, meaning graduates should learn additional skills to land a job.