Just got confirmation from Missouri on their portion of the "Elevate America" program (http://www.microsoft.com/About/CorporateCitizenship/us/CommunityInvestment/participatingstatesmap.aspx). Missouri started passing out vouchers through their Dept. of Labor and Industrial Relations on Nov. 2nd. So far they've passed out about 25% of their total 24,000 vouchers. The Missouri program has a state residency requirement. To apply, follow these steps:
1. Go to https://www.missouricareersource.com/mcs/mcs/default.seek and register.
2. Click on the "Job Seeker" button.
3. Register and login.
4. After you register and login you'll be presented with an "Elevate America" tab.
5. Click the tab and follow the online instructions.
Hurry, this free training opportunity for Missouri residents will probably be gone fast!
UPDATE: On a side note, I just received confirmation that the State of Mississippi has exhausted their supply of these vouchers (in less than two weeks!) Residents of other states need to be aware of when these will be passed out and how they can get them so the people who need them won't miss out!