Generation Next Savior!

Published on: Tue, Feb 24, 2009 , Updated on Tue, Feb 24, 2009 Courtesy:


Cochin:Microsoft has launched a brand new website, Elevate America for improving the access to job training tools.  The site aims to help   individuals gain technical skills needed for acquiring jobs like how to use internet, send email, create a resume and more advanced programs based on Microsoft Applications.

Labor department has released statistics which show that the economy has shed 3.6 million jobs since recession began in December 2008. Commenting further on the same, Pamela Passman, corporate Vice President of Microsoft Global Corporate Affairs  said, "We are also providing a full range of work force development resources for state and local governments so they can offer specialized training for their workers."

The site will offer a wealth of information resources. From basic IT skills to certifications, the new site offers a kick start for IT professionals with an intermediate level competence. The site provides direct links to Microsoft’s learning data base, while providing extended discovery capabilities and information about Elevate America’s current and future strategies.

This news coincides with the National Governors Association Meeting in Washington. According to Microsoft site, the first states to offer Elevate America will be Florida, New York and Washington.

In light of Microsoft’s own cutbacks, web world is wondering if Elevate America is more of a PR move than a true initiative. Regardless of its intended PR value, a technical help to untrained individuals is much needed in this hard hit recession times.

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