First digital skill coaches for civil servants graduate from Microsoft/state program

The first 50 trainers of Microsoft digital skills completed their training under the program “Microsoft Civil Servants Academy”, the National Center for Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA) said on Thursday.
The Center is responsible for human resources development in the public sector, and its collaboration with Microsoft aims at training and certifying a total of up to 250,000 civil servants in the central and local governments.
Some of the digital skills the 50 were trained in include cloud technology, using Microsoft training material, interdisciplinary laboratories, certification vouchers, and consulting in developing and implementing new programs in cloud technology.
Outgoing EKDDA president Paraskevi Dramalioti said, “We now have the opportunity to have our own certified trainers within the Center, and thus cover the digital needs of civil servants at very high speeds.”
Microsoft General Manager for Greece, Cyprus, and Malta Yanna Andronopoulou said the program “is an excellent example of collaborating with the public sector for the greater good, highlighting in the most tangible way possible how Greece has the ability to develop and create opportunities through digital innovation.”
The program is implemented within the framework of “Greece 2.0”, the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. Civil servants who complete courses are are certified will also acquire bonus points for job applications.