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Our Journey

Our Journey

At the start of 2020, 3% of people within the Microsoft Partner Network identified as Black. It is often common to enter spaces where there is one black person or no black people at all. The Power Platform School was created to change this imbalance. Partnering with the Black Minds Matter charity to upskill and mentor a group of young Black people eager to understand the Power Platform and have an opportunity to enter into a tech career.

As each iteration of the school has run, the Power Platform School – with the assistance and support of the wider Microsoft Community – have built relationships, educated, mentored and placed promising Black people across different Microsoft Partners.

OUR IMPACT

What Our Mentees Say

Since the inception of the Power Platform School, our mentees have been placed in several Microsoft Partners as well as businesses who use Microsoft technology and are thriving in their new careers.

What Our Mentors Say

Our mentors are volunteers from the Microsoft Community who have years of experience to share with our mentees. Both our mentees and mentors have shared how valuable the mentorship process was to them.

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What Our Trainers Say

Our trainers find this a valuable opportunity to make effective change that directly impacts the lives of others. Check out the video above to hear from some of our trainers.

OUR HIGHLIGHTS

2022 – Award Finalist

Digital Revolution Awards

2021 Business Applications Summit

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2021 Hackathon (US)

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2020 Hackathon (UK)

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Let’s build better opportunities together!