Zagreb, 27th October 2021
RIT Croatia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding
(MOU) with Microsoft that will enable members of RIT Croatia community to gain
digital skills that are key for the development of their career paths. RIT
Croatia will promote Microsoft digital skilling initiative that enables its academic
network to acquire the most demanded skills and to be prepared for the most jobs
in demand globally, like data analyst, graphic designer, or AI practitioner.
During the past 15 months almost 30,000 people in Croatia used the opportunity
to engage with free online learning to develop key digital skills and to become
more competitive in the labor market in Croatia and abroad.
The pandemic completely changed the business model,
and all global industries were forced to turn towards digitalization. The labor
market also transformed - some workplaces disappeared, lots of people lost
their jobs, and millions of people around the globe are working remotely.
Hybrid work is here to stay, and jobs today demand a new set of digital skills.
Most jobs in high demand (according to LinkedIn) require specific knowledge and upskilling. Microsoft’s global
initiative is aimed towards all the people looking for skilling, either during
their quest for the new job or to upgrade their existing skills to better
perform at their job. Microsoft’s skilling initiative offers free learning via
three platforms, online and per-demand, enabling learners to plan sessions in
accordance with their schedule.
"RIT is known for the quality of its
career-oriented education worldwide, and our goal at RIT Croatia is to prepare
our students for jobs of today and of the future. We are living in a very
dynamic world driven by the 4th industrial revolution, which impacts
how we work and live, and how we teach and learn as well. In today’s world, the
education should transform into a system of quality lifelong learning, and we
are committed to creating contemporary and excellent learning experiences for
our students. We are pleased to support this initiative as it tackles the hot
topic of the digital skills gap. As a great addition to our own learning
platforms and tools, I am confident that it will help our students successfully
prepare for their future careers,” said Don Hudspeth, President and Dean of RIT
Croatia, a global campus of a prominent US university Rochester Institute of
Almost 30.000 Croats gained new digital skills during
the past 18 months, which ranks Croatia as 77th globally and 7thin the Central and Eastern Europe region.
" Croatia is becoming increasingly competitive in
the field of AI and now is a perfect time to embrace new learnings. In addition
to new knowledge, students can also acquire internationally recognized
Microsoft certificates, which will make it easier for them to find a job and
give them a better starting position in negotiating employment
conditions," commented Tatjana
Skoko, country manager, Microsoft Croatia.
Microsoft’s global initiative was launched in July
2020, and includes free learning on three platforms: LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn, and the GitHub
Learning Lab. Until December 31,
2021, all participants can register for free and choose the modules they are
interested in, and if they want to formalize their knowledge and become more
competitive for potential employers, by the end of the year they can prepare
for and take the Microsoft certification exam at a special price of 15 USD.
More information on global initiative can be find via Microsoft web site: news.microsoft.com/skills
Dr. Jakob Patekar has published a journal article titled “The Perpetuation of Stereotypes in Croatian Public Discourse: ‘Autistic’ as a Pejorative” in the Croatian A1 / international Scopus-indexed Q3 journal Collegium Antropologicum.
Remember that quote from the renowned Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz that said the company is the people business serving coffee, and not the other way around? This point of view absolutely applies to RIT Croatia. Being a student-centric academic institution, we are fully committed to develop and deliver the best learning experiences for our students.
Please note that RIT Croatia campuses are closed from December 23rd, 2021 until January 2nd, 2022 due to holiday break. We are back at your service starting from Monday, January 3rd, 2022.
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