Get Job Skills : Success Stories
Through Elevate America, people are gaining the technology skills they need to be more employable, sharpen skills to retain current employment, apply for jobs they were not previously skilled for, and have confidence to continue the hard work of looking for jobs in a slowly improving economy.

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Jesse Franco - Chicago, Illinois

Got hired after earning industry-recognized technology skills certification that increased his value to potential employers.

Unemployed college graduate Jesse Franco did not expect it to be so difficult to find a job after his company downsized. Jesse heard about Elevate America and the opportunity to receive free vouchers for Microsoft Certification. He knew that certifications would validate his Microsoft product skills, strengthen his resume, and show employers that he has the technical know-how they were looking for.

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Sandy Mills - Plains, Missouri

Acquiring technology skills that local employers need improved her eligibility for jobs that offer better opportunities..

After the downturn in the economy forced her to close her restaurant in a small rural town and relocate to a new community, Sandy Mills knew she needed to learn new skills to be eligible for current jobs. Through the no-cost technology training from Elevate America, Sandy is building the skills she needs to work toward a better future

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Jim Griffith - Jackson, Mississippi

Using what he learned about Microsoft Outlook helped him grow, diversify, and scale his business.

As the sole proprietor of a small business, Jim Griffith knew that taking advantage of the power of technology could help him increase his productivity and help his company thrive. Using the training he received through Elevate America, Jim now has the technology skills he needs to turn his plans into reality.

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Shamra Coy - Colville, Washington

Learning new technology skills made her a more productive employee, manager, and trainer.

As a key staff member of a small nonprofit in rural Washington State, Shamra Coy knew she needed to upgrade her technology skills to be a more effective and productive employee. She used the training she received through Elevate America to educate herself first, and then began sharing her skills and knowledge with her coworkers and the clients she serves.

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