States offer residents computer training
Florida, New York and Washington now are offering a service from Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft that gives residents access to free or low-cost technology training. The program, Elevate America, includes an online training facility at that is available now and, in the near future, will also be offered by states with a broader range of training programs and certification exams.
Elevate America offers basic and intermediate technology skills training courses and certification, and already has been employed successfully in Florida’s Elevate Miami program, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said in a statement. “We have worked with Microsoft for years in Miami to bring technology training to underserved populations,” Crist said. “Now, with Elevate America, we have the opportunity to bring these important skills to even more people, at a time when they are needed more than ever.”