What is SKILL-IT-THON?
Skill-It-Thon is a statewide digital skills initiative, generously supported by Microsoft TechSpark and built upon the Skills for Jobs learning pathways. The initiative is designed to drive inclusive economic growth in Mississippi by helping job seekers successfully navigate the paths to in-demand roles in a more digital economy.
These role-based learning paths can be completed in a short amount of time and provide opportunities for people—at any stage in their career—to reskill and upskill for in-demand roles.
From May 1 through June 30, participants can earn points with a certificate of completion for a Foundational Skills course (worth one point) or Career Essentials Certificate for a Career pathway (worth 10 points). The more you learn, the more points you earn! Top winners in each category can earn cash prizes.
*These pathways and courses are available to all registrants regardless of challenge participation.
How Skill-IT-Thon works
How to Participate
1. Register for the SKILL-IT-THON
Register for SKILL-IT-THON by filling out the registration form.
2. Sign up for a FREE LinkedIn Account.
All of our learning pathways and courses use the LinkedIn Learning website. You will need to sign up for a free LinkedIn account.
3. Start Learning on LinkedIn
Start learning by clicking on any learning pathway or course on the Skill-IT website, and you will be routed to the corresponding LinkedIn page.
4. Submit completion certificates
5. Earn Points
6. Win cash prizes!
Each of the following three categories (16-24 Years Old, 25-49 Years Old, and 50 Years and Older) will have four winners ($1,500 First Place; $1,000 Second Place; $600 Third Place; and $250 Fourth Place) for a total of 12 winners.