Microsoft Deutschland GmbH and Pontoon conclude partnership in the scope of “Workforce of the Future” initiative

Press 09 Oct 2019 . mark doyle

In the coming years the Cloud Technology Academy will see tens of thousands of candidates made fit for the cloud and the employment market of the future.

The cloud is growing – and with it the requirement for suitable experts. Over 250,000 jobs are expected to be created in this environment in the next 3 years alone. As the necessary qualifications are not adequately available on the market, Microsoft and its partners have decided to train talent themselves. Pontoon is undertaking the recruitment of “on-premise” It experts and career changers, who will assume a new task with the participating Microsoft partners and be “upskilled” to become certified cloud consultants or cloud architects.

“We are pleased to have found a partner in Pontoon that acts both locally and internationally. With their in-depth and technology-driven approach we are able to find diverse talents for our Microsoft partner ecosystem and thereby support our partners in creating the innovative, future-proof business of tomorrow,” says Johanna Boneberger, Program Lead Workforce of the Future at Microsoft.

Benjamin Fleige, Sales Director at Pontoon, adds: “The partnership with Microsoft offers us the opportunity to play an active part in forming a genuine future market. Being part of such an innovative approach whilst lending the issue of upskilling practice-related experience is a fantastic task for our team”.

The programme begins in October, initially for the German market.

About Pontoon:
Pontoon is a global provider of professional services in the fields of RPO and MSP as well as total talent solutions. With over 1,700 employees, we offer a broad range of solutions, from global outsourcing to local active sourcing projects. Pontoon recently became the official recruiting partner for the Workforce of the Future / Cloud Technology Academy initiative of Microsoft. Find out more about Pontoon here.

Contact:
For further information please contact:
Benjamin Fleige, Sales Director Pontoon Germany: benjamin.fleige@pontoonsolutions.com
Johanna Boneberger, Program Lead Workforce of the Future: johanna.boneberger@microsoft.com

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