Canadian Colleges & Universities Join Microsoft to Bolster Cloud Skills and Support Economic Recovery

Canada Skills Program delivers training, curriculum and Microsoft Azure credits, enabling students to graduate with in-demand data analytics, AI and cloud certifications

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2020 /CNW/ – Today, Microsoft Canada and 12 post-secondary institutions announced the Canada Skills Program. Launching this fall, the program will bolster the data & AI skills and employability of more than 4,500 students in diploma, degree and continuing education programs.

The Canada Skills program provides opportunities for students to acquire in-demand digital skills and certifications enabling them to graduate with both a Microsoft certification, as well as their institution’s credential. This is phase one of the program; Microsoft will continue to expand to additional institutions and provinces, with the goal of reaching students across Canada. 

“The pandemic has accelerated digital transformation at unimaginable rates, making skills in cloud, data and AI more important than ever,” said Kevin Peesker, President, Microsoft Canada. “Microsoft

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City budget reappropriations to bolster department funding | Local News

CHEYENNE – The city is in the process of reappropriating funds for its fiscal year 2021 budget, and within the budget amendments are three general fund requests – one for the Cheyenne Police Department for a crime analyst, one for Community Recreation and Events to better fund park staff, and one for the city attorney’s office for public defender funding.

Introduced at the Cheyenne City Council meeting Monday night, the budget amendments also reflect a reduction in spending for the last months of fiscal year 2020.

As the city braced for the financial effects of COVID-19, city department heads made cuts where they could to meet the projected revenues. That led the city of Cheyenne to spend $5,303,890 less than originally budgeted for general fund expenditures.

The expenditures were still higher than the actual revenues, but for fiscal year 2020, the Cheyenne City Council also approved $7,461,287 in spending from

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