Goodwill gets Microsoft grant
Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 6:01 pm
Goodwill clients will soon have additional opportunities to gain computer skills, thanks to a $236,000 cash grant from Microsoft. Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee is one of just 12 organizations in the country to be awarded the funding for the Microsoft Elevate America initiative.
Goodwill was chosen through a competitive process in which more than 300 organizations applied for a portion of the $5 million available from the technology giant.
The money will be used to hire five trainers who will travel to each of Goodwill’s 16 Career Solutions Centers to help clients upgrade their technology skills through the company’s Project Digital Literacy. Through the initiative, Goodwill expects to reach more than 3,500 clients who do not have jobs and do not have access to computers.