In the news release announcing the launch of a new collaborative effort by Seneca College, Microsoft Canada and RBC to increase digital literacy skills in 6,000 students through Microsoft Azure Fundamentals workshops, Kevin Peesker emphasized the importance of connecting the Canadian workforce to the necessary skills needed to succeed in the digital economy.

“The pandemic has accelerated digital transformation across virtually every industry resulting in greater demand for skills in cloud, data and AI. To meet the needs of Canada’s growing digital economy and give Canadians the skills they need to take advantage of job market opportunities, industry and academia must work together to bridge the gap and help unlock innovation.”

Kevin Peesker, President, Microsoft Canada Inc.