Competent Internet-based library services can only be offered if appropriately qualified staff are available. To promote this development in the Foundation and its project partner, are developing a special Web-based Training Course for Librarians. Progress to date is described.

    The tutorials are designed for use by both academic staff and students. They include specialist sections for both these categories of user in which guidance is geared to their particular needs. The student sections include information on finding materials for essays and citation style guides. The lecturer resource section contains tips on tracing online course materials and ; case studies of how teachers have used the Internet and the facility to download the tutorial or print off posters for use in handouts.

    The vouchers will entitle them to take computer classes for free - either in person or online - and take Microsoft certification exams at no or low cost. At a news conference in commended Microsoft for stepping up to the challenge of helping the nation come out of the recession stronger. "When this downturn ends, we will need more skilled workers ready to enter the job market. Microsoft's generosity will provide thousands of men and women the skills they need to work with the software that runs our businesses," Gregoire said. Washington's WorkSource job centers across Washington started giving out the vouchers on Monday.

    Washington state had the 17th highest unemployment rate in the country last month with a jobless rate of 8.4 percent. The vouchers are part of a new national program Microsoft announced at the National Governors Conference in February. Elevate America hopes to offer job training to as many as 2 million Americans over the next three years.

    Microsoft® Software Assurance for Volume Licensing provides training opportunities for IT Professionals, developers, and end-users. • Use Training Vouchers to receive instructor-led technical training designed to help IT Professionals and Developers deploy, manage, and support your organization’s infrastructure. • Take advantage of E-Learning courses for an online, interactive, self-paced learning experience that helps end-users learn new technology and IT Professionals build and refresh their skills. Microsoft offers other complementary benefits that help your organization understand the latest programs and technologies, prepare for successful deployments, and improve employee productivity. Learn more about these benefits, listed on the reverse side of this datasheet.

   
 
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