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[May 27, 2010]

BRIEF: Microsoft partners with state on job training

May 27, 2010 (The Oregonian - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Microsoft will provide nearly 17,000 training vouchers to Oregon to help unemployed people learn the company's software, the state said today.

The vouchers come through Microsoft's "Elevate America" program, designed to help upgrade tech know-how in the nation's work force.

Microsoft said its vouchers can be used for training on Microsoft's Windows operating system, its Office software, certification testing, or advanced training on Web development or database management. The company, based in Redmond, Wash, is issuing up to 1 million vouchers nationwide as part of a program it announced early last year.

The state's employment office, WorkSource Oregon, will administer the program in Oregon. Additional information is available at or from local WorkSource offices.

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