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Microsoft launches Military Spouse Technology Academy Program

Microsoft Corp. will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the launch of the Military Spouse Technology Academy (MSTA) pilot program serving military spouses in and around Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Friday, Sept. 28. The ceremony marks the expansion of Microsoft’s commitment to transform the lives of the military and veteran community through meaningful career opportunities by providing relevant and in-demand technical and soft-skills training, and career mentorship to active duty military spouses.

Microsoft is partnering with the USO, which is providing the classroom and office space in its Lakewood, Washington, location, as well as USO’s Pathfinder program, a local resource support to the candidates. Microsoft is also working closely with nonprofits and technology leaders to understand the unique career challenges military spouses face to deepen its commitment to this group.

When: 

Friday, Sept. 28, 2018

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Time: 

10–11:30 p.m. PDT

Where: 

USO Transition Center for Innovation (9881 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood, WA  98499)

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The ceremony will include guest speakers Chris Cortez, vice president of Military Affairs, Microsoft Corp.; JD Crouch II, CEO and president of the USO; Senator Steve Hobbs, 44th District; Senator Steve O’Ban, 28th District; Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander Sergeant Major Kenny Clayborn; and Elizabeth O’Brien, Senior Military Spouse Program, Hiring Our Heroes. Representatives from Microsoft and USO will be available for interviews after the ceremony.

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Duncan is a science and technology editor for CDN. Any opinions expressed in his articles are his own and not necessarily shared by CDN, its staff, officers, or their pets.
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