MICROSOFT ® ELEVATE AMERICA Veterans
On November 10, 2011, Microsoft announced the Elevate America Veterans Initiative in partnership with the Department of Labor, which will provide additional support to veterans in their transition to the civilian workforce. Here in Northeast Florida, one of just four regions in the country to receive the grant, Microsoft will offer 2,000 technology training and certification packages to local U.S. military veterans and spouses over a two year period. The technology training and certification will be available at intermediate and advanced levels and delivered through e-learning. This partnership is an extension of the overall Microsoft Elevate America Veterans Initiative which makes a national investment of $12 million in cash, product and related support for U.S. veterans.
WorkSource will be receiving 700 vouchers for Intermediate IT skills (IT skills for all jobs based on MS Office 2010 and Windows) and 300 Advanced IT skills vouchers. Trainees can also receive a voucher for free certification testing. The region will receive another 1,000 vouchers in November, 2012. The vouchers are good for up to 12 months from receipt. Honorably discharged military veterans and their spouses can come into any WorkSource Career Center or Mobile Access Point to learn more about the training vouchers. We’ll assess their current IT skills and give them information about the training, certifications and the technology and computing requirements for downloading the training at home.
If you know a veteran or military spouse who could benefit from this IT training and is a resident of Northeast Florida, ask them to visit a WorkSource Career Center and ask for a veteran representative.
For more information about this program, you can also visit www.microsoft.com/veterans
Intermediate level Windows 7 and Office 2010 training:
- What's New
- Essentials I
- Essentials II
Advanced level IT Professional level training:
- Windows 7 – eLearning collection 6292/Exam 70-680
- Windows Server Networking – eLearning collection 10268/Exam 70-642
- Windows Server Active Directory – eLearning collection 10272/Exam 70-640
- SQL Server – eLearning collection 6369 and 2778/Exam 73-432
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