Elevate America Program Helps San Diego Veterans Secure IT Training and Certification

Posted by Andrala Walker - On May 16, 2012 (EST)

Elevate America Program Helps San Diego Veterans Secure IT Training and Certification

More than half of today's jobs across all industries require some technology skills, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that will reach 77 percent in the next decade.

In San Diego, its Metro Career Centers are offering a free program to help veterans and their eligible spouses update their skills and secure technology certification. The program, in partnership with Microsoft, and with assistance from the U.S. Department of Labor, is called Elevate America and it's designed to help build the technology skills of veterans and improve their chances of securing technology-related jobs.

Following an eligibility assessment at a Career Center, veterans and their eligible covered spouses can request a no-cost voucher that will provide them with online training to improve their skills in selected Microsoft technologies. Additionally they will be able to secure an industry recognized certification exam that can be used to demonstrate skills to employers.

"This is a wonderful program for veterans and their spouses," said Mary Jo Asuncion, Performance/QA Specialist at the San Diego Metro Career Centers. "It allows veterans to complete the training in their own home, at their computer, and at their own pace. The training program also includes a translator job code. By using the translator code the veteran can enter their military job title and it will translate that job into what the private sector job would be."

To learn more about the Elevate America program, you can  contact Mary Jo Asuncion directly at the San Diego Metro Career Centers. She can be reached via email at MaryJoAsuncion@workforce.org.

User Comments (1)
On October 25, 2012  Karla Palma said:
This appears to be a win win program providing veterans viable training in an ever growing industry.

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