Microsoft Corp. is donating vouchers to the state of Ohio to pay for online training and certification in using its products.
The agreement with the University System of Ohio calls for the state to get 26,500 vouchers for online training in using Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft Office, 26,500 vouchers for online testing for Microsoft Business Certification, and 6,625 vouchers for advanced training in areas such as website development or database management.
“The free training opportunities through Microsoft will ensure that Ohioans obtain the essential technology skills necessary for a good-paying job in today’s economy,” Gov. Ted Strickland said in a statement.
The vouchers will be available through adult work-force centers throughout the state. Any Ohio resident can apply, whether they have a job or not. More information is here.
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) made the gift pledge through its Elevate America philanthropic initiative.
The University System of Ohio includes 14 universities, 23 university regional campuses, 23 community colleges and over 120 adult education program sites.