Immokalee: Free Microsoft training vouchers available for businesses

 Could your business or organization benefit from Microsoft training? A new public-private partnership between Workforce Florida Inc. and Microsoft can help. Through Microsoft® Elevate America, 40,000 vouchers for no-cost training and certifications are available to Floridians for a limited time only.


This innovative initiative provides an excellent opportunity for Florida workers to improve their technology skills, productivity and value. Businesses can benefit directly by encouraging their employees to upgrade their skills through free training.  No-cost training also is available for IT professionals.


Each Elevate America training voucher is redeemable for one online course or certification exam in any of three categories:


·         E-Learning: Self-paced, online training in the Microsoft 2003 or 2007 Office “learning collections” including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.


·         Microsoft Certifications: Exams in Microsoft 2007 Office products such as Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. All certification exams must be proctored at Certiport Testing Centers.


·         IT Professionals: Online training courses designed for IT professionals or individuals interested in entering the IT field. 


Vouchers must be activated by Aug. 21 and will be available through Aug. 21 or while supplies last. E-Learning vouchers are good for 12 months after the date of activation; certification exam vouchers must be activated and used by Aug. 21. There is no cost for the E-Learning and Certification exam vouchers; however, in some instances, a small proctoring fee may be charged by a Certiport Testing Center, where exams are administered.


Additional information on the Florida vouchers and an application is available here.

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