Microsoft and the Project Management Institute (PMI) are partnering to announce the Power Platform University Hub, an integrated curriculum designed to help educational institutions to prepare students for the workforce and help them attract potential employers through low code skills.
Through learning paths and hands-on labs, students will learn the managerial and technical knowledge needed to build low code business solutions and will receive two industry certifications upon completion. So far, 28 universities and 1500 low code student developers have participated in the pilot program.
Given how critical technology has become to an organization’s operations, there is a huge demand for employees who can innovate within the business to streamline processes, improve business intelligence, and drive digital transformation. Educating more students in low code tools addresses the developer gap and the growing need for organizations and companies to be able to create business solutions without relying solely on overstretched IT departments.
Sam Sibley, Global Head of Citizen Developer at PMI, said, “At PMI we are committed to helping equip the next generation of leaders with tools that will enable them to excel in the workforce,” “The entire citizen development movement is a catalyst for faster change and is revolutionizing the way we work, as well as the way we are able to create social impact. Which is why we are excited to work with Microsoft to help enable students across the globe with the skills they need to thrive, both in the workplace and when impacting social change.”