Kentucky has joined forces with Microsoft to offer free technology training to thousands of residents.
Gov. Steve Beshear made the announcement Wednesday at Paul Sawyier Public Library.
Kentucky will receive 20,250 vouchers for free online training and certification through the public-private initiative “Microsoft Elevate America.”
The governor says the first distribution of vouchers has been reserved for unemployed workers, but others will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Beshear said the program will help job seekers looking to retool their skills for higher-paying jobs.
Kentucky will be the 12th state to participate in the initiative.
For more information on how to obtain a voucher and to view a list of testing sites, visit the state’s Web portal kyelevateamerica.ky.gov. Kentuckians must claim their vouchers by April 27.