The Digital Office Scottish Local Government has agreed on a strategic partnership with Microsoft for professional learning.
The arrangement will allow members of the Local Government Digital Partnership access to the company’s Enterprise Skilling Initiative (ESI) for training and Microsoft certifications.
All participating organisations will be able to access the ESI Learning platform for learning paths and modules under Microsoft Learn, virtual training days, courses delivered by the company, learning partner training and productivity workshops.
The Digital Office said the partnership is aimed at significantly increasing the digital productivity of local government in Scotland while reducing the pressure on training budgets.
Its chief digital officer Martyn Wallace said: “This amazing offer from Microsoft, to access the ESI platform, is very much welcomed. It will help us save sector wide on digital training costs and support colleagues with increasing confidence and skills in Microsoft products.
“This initiative will also enhance wider digital transformation skills due to the variety of courses available to all employees within an organisation”.