FREE eLearning for Wounded Warriors
Note: To obtain a Student Access Code, you first need to present proof that you are a disabled Veteran. To do so, email us your DD214 or a letter from the VA. We will also accept an email from your DVOP or LVER. Please read below to find out about our program. Also, our definition of disabled Veteran is the same as the military (definition below).
disABLEDperson, Inc. through its job board Job Opportunities for Disabled American Veterans is proud and privileged to offer our country's heroes, our wounded warriors the opportunity to gain marketable job skills through our Microsoft IT Academy Program of eLearning for Wounded Warriors. We offer this to you as a free public service.
What we are offering to you is the opportunity for you to become proficient in Microsoft products. Our current eLearning opportunities offer Microsoft Office, Microsoft Dynamics and other Microsoft Products. To view all the courses currently available to you, go the Microsoft IT Academy Website. Currently, our program is at the Essential level. In April of 2011, we will move up to the Advanced level when all the courses offered in the Microsoft IT Academy will be available to you. Also check out the Microsoft IT Academy eLearning page.
What is Microsoft IT Academy?
Microsoft's world-class Microsoft IT Academy curriculum will help you obtain the hands-on skills and experience that you need to succeed in technology careers. The program offers classroom and online learning, Hands-On Labs, and access to hundreds of courses, books, cutting-edge resources, and collaboration tools. Most important, you can earn valuable Microsoft Certifications, which can increase your chances of getting a good job in today's tough economy. There is a global need for people highly skilled in Microsoft technologies, and Microsoft Certifications are the credentials you need to impress employers. This excerpted from the Microsoft IT Academy Website.
Who Qualifies for disABLEDperson, Inc.'s Microsoft IT Academy Program?
disABLEDperson, Inc. is offering our program to disabled American veterans / American wounded warriors only. That being said, we will qualify all potential candidates into our program to ensure that they are indeed American WWs. We will do so in the following ways: We are working with the military's transition command centers. WWs who are transitioning from the military to civilian life should contact their WW Command Center for a student access code. The WW command center will set up everything for you. There is no need for you to contact us at all.
WWs who have been out of the military for a period of time and want to participate are welcome as long as they qualify. How will these WWs qualify? By presenting disABLEDperson, Inc. upon request with the proper authentic documentation that you indeed sustained your disability while on active duty with the U.S. Military. To do this, we suggest that you contact your nearest state veteran representative.
You can use this site to find that person: http://dvoplverlocator.nvti.ucdenver.edu/
If this site doesn't work for you, simply Google the terms DVOP or LVER and your state and a directory will come up.
Veterans who have sustained a non military disability do not qualify for our program. Our decision on program qualification and who participates is ours alone and is final upon determination.
Note: You will receive your student access code only after you are qualified!
Once qualified, it is up to you to search the Microsoft IT Academy Website to determine what courses and path you want to take. You can take up to 3 courses at a time for a designated period of time. We will allow you to complete the necessary coursework for your chosen path. Some paths require 3 courses, some 5, and others more.
IMPORTANT NOTE: disABLEDperson, Inc. is not a vocational institution and this offering does not constitute any implication as such. We can not and will not help a WW determine a career path by suggesting courses that may lead to a career path. The WW needs to make that determination themselves or with the guidance of a trained vocational counselor. We are offering this program simply as a public service and to give back to those who gave so much for us.
The eLearning courses are self paced and inclusive. There are lessons and written materials within the program that will help you study. Should the WW wish to purchase books or software, they can do so at their own discretion. The book or software purchase transaction will be between the WW and the Microsoft IT Academy Website. disABLEDperson, Inc. can not and will not get involved in any such transactions. These transactions are not part of our non-profit mission and therefore we can not be part of it.
WW Definition for the purposes of our program is the same as that of the military:
Veterans who have a 30 percent or more compensable disability that either resulted from injury or disease received in the line of duty as a direct result of armed conflict, or was caused by an instrumentality of war and was incurred in the line of duty during a period of war as defined in section 101(11) of title 38, U. S. C.
Steps to receiving your Student Access Code:
To receive your Student Access Code, you have to be qualified for the program. You can do this by:
1) Contacting your wounded warrior command center, in the Army, Air Force or Marines. They have the ability to give you a Student Access Code.
2) Contact your DVOP or LVER. This individual will qualify you. Once they qualify you, they can send your qualifying information to firstname.lastname@example.org . We will then generate a Student Access Code for you and email it back to you.
3) You can access us directly at email@example.com . We will ask you for your qualifying documentation. Once we receive your qualifying documentation and review it and approve it, we will send you your Student Access Code. Remember that you need to tell us the courses (up to 3) that you want to take before we can give you your Student Access Code. Once you receive your code, you go to the Microsoft IT Academy eLearning page to input it and begin.
You must register on this site http://www.jofdav.com/signup to have access to the student website. Register, log in and then click on the Microsoft IT Academy link on the right boarder. Good Luck and Thank you for your service!
Should you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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