Microsoft Unlimited Potential is Microsoft's commitment to citizenship and emerging segments market development efforts in communities around the world. Through Unlimited Potential, Microsoft is helping to build the Knowledge Economy by enabling sustained social and economic opportunity for everyone.
There are currently five programs where Microsoft is partnering with local communities: Education, Jobs and Economic Opportunity, Security and Internet Safety, Local Innovation and Research, and Technology Solutions.
JOBS AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
Most people want a better life for themselves and their families so they can achieve the safety, security, and prosperity they desire. But there are challenges—starting with ensuring that needed skills are being developed in communities; connecting skilled people with available jobs; and managing business operations and growth in a competitive world. In partnership with governments, NGOs, local businesses and academic institutions, technology can help foster entrepreneurship and support job creation.
Microsoft recognizes that fundamental change takes both time and a consistent application of resources. Our aim is to help create sustainable models for education through long-term partnerships with governments as well as primary and secondary schools. Through the Partners in Learning program, these partnerships offer schools, teachers, and administrators a spectrum of educational resources, including tools, programs, and practices.
The Partners in Learning Grants Program provides grants to help create sustainable models for improving the use and understanding of technology by both teachers and students. Current grants have supported the establishment of local Microsoft IT Academy Centers through partnerships with educational institutions.
ICT SKILLS CURRICULUM
- Developing Basic Applications Using Microsoft Visual Basic .NET
- Integrating ICT Skills into Teaching and Learning
- Understanding and Building Basic Networks
- Using Microsoft Office XP for Learning Projects
- Making Opportunities for Upgrading Students and Education