Microsoft Launches Elevate America Veterans Initiative

Microsoft launched the Elevate America Veterans Initiative to help our country's veterans and their spouses acquire the skills and resources that they need to be successful in today's workplace. Through this initiative, Microsoft is convening a coalition of public, private, and nonprofit organizations that are interested in contributing expertise, cash, and in-kind resources to help U.S. veterans and their spouses build the skills and access the resources that they need to be successful in today's workforce.

Microsoft will expand the Elevate America Veterans Initiative, in partnership with the Department of Labor, to provide additional support to veterans in their transition to the civilian workforce. Microsoft will offer 10,000 technology training and certification packages to U.S. military veterans over a two year period, in partnership with Department of Labor One Stop Career Centers. The technology training and certification will be available at intermediate and advanced levels and delivered through e-learning, with additional in person support. This partnership is an extension of the overall Microsoft Elevate America Veterans Initiative which, with this addition, demonstrates a total investment of $12 million cash, product and related support for U.S. veterans.

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