Skills For Jobs

Mentec has partnered with Microsoft to provide free courses as more people transition into technical roles, to offer certificates to help people learn the foundational skills and relevant hard and soft skills needed for in-demand tech and tech-enabled jobs.

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free online courses to build the skills

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industry recognised certifications

Skills based employment

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Build foundational skills for tech roles

Build Foundational Skills

Digital literacy and productivity

Explore the fundamentals of working with operating systems, applications, and productivity tools to confidently navigate online.

Skills you’ll learn:
Computer basics such as parts, OS, and security.
Safely accessing information online.
Collaborating with others using online tools.
Word, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, and PowerPoint basics.

Soft skills

Excel in any job with these essential skills: emotional intelligence and critical thinking to unconscious bias and team work.

Skills you’ll learn:
Emotional intelligence and resilience.
Communication and listening skills.
Collaboration skills.
Critical thinking and decision making.


Discover what you need to succeed as a small business owner from finding and testing your business idea to raising capital.

Skills you’ll learn:
Basics such as pitching and prototypes.
Creating a business plan.
Raising capital.
Marketing your small business.

Explore Indemand roles - and the skills you'll need to succeed in them

Explore In-demand Skills

Administrative Professional 

Develop essential skills needed for administrative roles, including communication, writing, time management, and must-have software skills.

Project Manager

Discover how to manage projects effectively with scheduling, budgeting, and communication, and explore PM tools in Microsoft 365.

Business analyst 

Explore foundational business analysis concepts and understand key processes. Practice using software tools for common business analysis tasks.  

Systems administrator 

Learn about this multifaceted role — from managing on-site, cloud, physical, and virtual implementations, as well as storage security.

Data analyst 

Explore foundational concepts used in data analysis and practice using software tools for data analytics and data visualisation. 

Software Developer

Understand the core concepts and structure of programming languages and learn how they’re applied.

Stay ahead with AI skills for today and tomorrow

Empowering People with AI Skills for Jobs: Microsoft's Commitment. Unlock the Potential of AI for Everyone, Everywhere. Join our Global AI Skills Initiative to Harness the Power of Artificial Intelligence. Embrace the Future of Jobs with Digital and AI Proficiency. Embrace Change, Learn, Work, and Connect in an AI-Driven World.

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