Microsoft Offers Free Training For 2 Million Americans
Microsoft announced on Sunday that it has created a website, Elevate America, which is aimed at improving access to job training tools. The site provides resources to help individuals gain the technical skills needed for acquiring jobs. This comes after the economy has shed 3.6 million jobs since the recession that began in December 2007, with about half of the decline occurring in the past three months.
This website offers access to several Microsoft online training programs, including how to use the Internet, send e-mails and create a resume, as well as more advanced programs on using specific Microsoft applications. Furthermore, the site provides a full range of work force development resources for state and local governments in order for them to offer specialized training for their workers. Microsoft selected Washington as the first state to provide Elevate America to its residents.
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