Unemployed Greeks to get free IT lessons

The Greek Manpower Organization (OAED) is launching a pilot program to test a scheme created in cooperation with Microsoft and aimed at training jobless people in information technology for free, with the eventual aim of expanding to all registered unemployed.

Regardless of age, specialization or any other parameters, the so-called IT Academy that OAED has developed with the US-based computer software giant will at first allow a number of those on OAED’s unemployment register to develop their IT skills with free classes through Microsoft’s international platform used by millions of people around the world.

They will be able to choose from over 1,000 IT subjects, such as operation systems, office applications, computer networks, programming, ERP and CRM systems, databases etc.

They will also get free Internet tools via Office 365 for the technical support of their training.

Upon completion of the classes, users will have acquired skills that will enhance their work profile considerably.