Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Microsoft's stimulus plan

Good Morning. Found an interesting article I thought I'd share. BR

Hoping to position Microsoft as a national job driver for the future, the company's corporate vice president of global corporate affairs Pamela Passman announced Microsoft Elevate America, a program to train two million Americans in Windows-based skills for the office.

How much the company plans to spend hasn't been disclosed, but a colorful subway-map chart shows the destinations Elevate America plans to take trainees, from a basic "Digitally Aware Individual" to an advanced "Enterprise Administrator" or "Web/Windows Developer."

Microsoft will give away one million vouchers for the company's eLearning software courses, and some Microsoft certification exams, through state and local government workforce development programs. "We've been working away on this issue for a number of years," Passman told the Seattle PI's Microsoft Blog. "This is now front and center, but there is a whole (existing) infrastructure that is focused on workforce development."

Link to article: http://www.thestandard.com/news/2009/02/23/microsoft-stimulus-plan-aims-train-2-million-it-workers

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