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Governor Jay Nixon made stops in and Springfield and St. Louis Monday to announce that Missouri is teaming up with Microsoft Corporation to pass on some computer skills to people who need them most. KSMU's Jennifer Moore has this report.
Through the "Microsoft Elevate America" program, Missouri will receive 24,750 vouchers that will allow residents to access specialized e-learning programs from Microsoft.
Microsoft is paying for the program, which will provide a certificate to individuals who complete the online training program.
Nixon commented on the partnership from the Missouri Career Center on Glenstone.
The governor took a few minutes to chat with people who were in the career center looking for jobs.
"Under the Microsoft Elevate America initiative, Missourians will have access to specialized e-learning and certification programs for various Microsoft programs and platforms, such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Exchange server," the governor said.
Missouri’s Department of Economic Development will administer the program. The vouchers for the e-learning program are now available, and you can apply for one on the website www.mo.gov.
Missouri is the seventh state to take part in the venture.
For KSMU News, I'm Jennifer Moore.