Microsoft has made good on its pledge to try to improve worker training in the United States. As part of its Elevate America program announced in February, it is offering 30,000 vouchers for free computer training classes in Washington state, reports The Seattle Times.
The company is providing an estimated $3 million in training to people, whether they are employed or not. People must sign up by May for online courses worth $100 to $300, or certification testing, which is worth $85.
That crafty Todd Bishop at TechFlash had to ask whether this training would include non-Microsoft software as well. You can guess the answer to that. But he wrote:
For the record, that would be a big no.