Illinois Worknet Center Offers Free Microsoft Certification

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Earlier this year Microsoft Corporation announced a job training program aimed at teaching technical skills to as many as 2 million Americans over the next three years. Illinois residents are the latest to benefit from Microsoft’s Elevate America program.

Illinois residents can obtain a free voucher to complete Microsoft online courses and take business certification exams free of charge now through October 31, 2009 through the Prairie State College Illinois workNet Center. For a small fee, voucher recipients can extend the offer to complete more advanced certifications through Microsoft.

“This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to improve their computer skill set to be competitive in the workforce by taking industry standard classes and exams free of charge,” said Lisa Wilkins- Hill, coordinator of employee research room at the Illinois workNet Center.

To obtain a voucher, individuals must register at the Illinois workNet Center, located in the Adult Training and Outreach Center of the college’s main campus, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights. An appointment is required for registration by calling (708) 709-3911.

The Illinois WorkNet Center (IWC) provides employment support services to help individuals become employable and self-sufficient. The IWC, formerly called Illinois Employment Training Center (IETC), is funded through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).