Microsoft offers 'US$2 million cash and upto $6 million in software' to support Elevate America's Veterans Initiative

Microsoft launched the “Elevate America’s Veterans Initiative” to provide technology skills and other resources to veterans and their spouses. The initiative builds on Elevate America’s mission to provide technology training that prepares people for 21st-century jobs, says Akhtar Badshah. “The men and women who were fighting for our country are now fighting for jobs,” he […]

Microsoft launched the “Elevate America’s Veterans Initiative” to provide technology skills and other resources to veterans and their spouses. The initiative builds on Elevate America’s mission to provide technology training that prepares people for 21st-century jobs, says Akhtar Badshah. “The men and women who were fighting for our country are now fighting for jobs,” he says. “We believe that when we provide them with IT training and IT certification, both for themselves and their spouses, many of them will have a better opportunity to get reintegrated back into civilian work force as economy begins to recover.” The measure to help veterans was announced by Pamela Passman, in a keynote address at National Association of Workforce Boards Forum in Washington, D.C. The goal is to support active duty service members who’re transitioning out of the military as well as members of National Guard and Reserve returning to their civilian jobs. Microsoft’ll contribute US$2 million in cash and up to $6 million in software over the next two years to help support the program, Badshah says.