Monday, October 26, 2009

HoCo Pitches Free Microsoft Training

From HoCo PR:

Howard County’s Office of Workforce Development is holding orientation sessions today, Monday, October 26, for individuals who want to increase their technology skills. The no-cost opportunity is available through a partnership between the State of Maryland and Microsoft and will provide 13,500 training vouchers for free Microsoft courses and Microsoft certification exams. The program is open to all Maryland residents whether they are currently employed or unemployed. (State of Maryland employees are not eligible to take advantage of this free program.)

The first two orientation sessions, which required advance sign-up, will take place at 10:30 am and 3 pm today at the Columbia Workforce Center, 7161 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046. The program will be explained and vouchers will be issued for the free training opportunity. Individuals have up to one year to complete their training.

While today’s orientations are both full, the Office of Workforce Development is now scheduling individuals for the next orientation session which will take place on Monday, November 16th at 2:30 pm. Microsoft training vouchers are also available throughout the State at local Workforce Investment Areas, One-Stop Centers, their training partners, the Maryland community college system, Maryland Department of Disabilities and Maryland Division of Rehabilitative Services.

The Howard County Office of Workforce Development is a partner at the Columbia Workforce Center. For more information about the Microsoft training voucher program, contact Cheryl A. Queen at 410-290-2624.

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