09 December 2020

Abu Dhabi School of Government & Abu Dhabi Digital Authority partner with Microsoft to upskill the Emirate’s Public Sector Workforce

‘‘Maharat Platform" will boost technology skill levels of Abu Dhabi government employees

Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) have partnered with Microsoft to upskill the emirate’s public sector workforce through the launch of a ‘Maharat Platform’. This initiative will utilize Microsoft’s Cloud Society expertise to boost skill levels across different knowledge domains, ensuring that Abu Dhabi government employees gain a deeper understanding of technologies including Data, AI/ML, DevOps, Cloud Platforms, Security and App Development.

“The Abu Dhabi School of Government is committed to enhancing the skills and expertise of Abu Dhabi public sector employees. Our efforts are aligned with the UAE’s ongoing transformation into a knowledge-based economy and society as outlined in the Abu Dhabi Economic 2030 vision. "The Abu Dhabi School of Government helps ensure that the emirate remains at the forefront of technological progress and is connected with the global economy, in addition to enhancing government employees’ digital skills and knowledge. We are pleased to make these goals a reality through our partnership with the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority and Microsoft, and look forward to continuing to advance digital transformation within the emirate."

Dr. Nama Salmeen Alameri, Dean of the Abu Dhabi School of Government

Made available through a digital learning platform, the ‘Maharat Platform’ is an intuitive learning portal for all Abu Dhabi government employees and entities. This certification-focused learning portal is designed by Microsoft and offers more than 1,000 courses, 50 webinars and nine learning paths, spanning cloud computing, technology and soft skills. 

“With the public sector leading the way, Microsoft is contributing to upskilling the nation by empowering UAE Nationals to take full advantage of emerging technologies through our Cloud Society engagement program, which counts 256,000 members across the Middle East and Africa,” said Sayed Hashish, General Manager of Microsoft UAE. “Through leveraging Microsoft Learn content and bringing it to market through key ecosystem partners, we are hosting over 100 virtual events and community engagements, all delivered through a uniquely tailored skills portal.”

Nine learning paths are on offer covering cloud computing, technology, and soft skills - all delivered through over 1,000 courses and more than 50 webinars. Further support offered includes kick-off seminars, skills support, FAQ sessions, exam preparations, instructor-led training, and badges and certifications. 



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