Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) - a well-trusted stock play among hedge funds we track - has been known for years as an active proponent of technology, science, engineering and math education in several states across the country. Microsoft has been known to offer financial and educational resources to various schools districts and states to improve success of students and to prepare them for a 21st-century technology-dominant economy.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) this week announced the launch of a new public-private education partnership called Digital Alliance, where Redmond will offer resources to all students in North Dakota from kindergarten through graduate school, highlighting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The Digital Alliance features several programs designed to improve skills in three 'E' areas - education, employability and entrepreneurship.
Among the programs Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is offering include DigiGirlz, which will teach high-school girls about tech careers; IT Academy, which is an online certification program to give high-school and college students the opportunity to earn nationally-recognized certification in information technology to improve chances of employment after school; and Dream Spark, which focuses on developer and design skills and providing tools.
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