The state of North Dakota and Microsoft are teaming up to bring Small Business Hands-on Workshops to entrepreneurs across the state. The mobile lab will be traveling across western North Dakota on May 7th in Dickinson, May 8th in Bismarck and May 9th in Minot.
These hands-on lab sessions will be held for small businesses during two sessions from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at each location. The session are focused on small business owners wanting to experience cloud computing and the benefits of working from anywhere, at any time, on any device.
Location for the workshops include:
The program is part of the Digital Alliance, a public-private alliance which brings Microsoft training and resources to North Dakotans in kindergarten through graduate school to increase skills in three main areas: education, employability and entrepreneurship.
The Digital Alliance and associated programs are part of Microsoft’s YouthSpark initiative, designed to create millions of opportunities for young people in the United States over the next three years. The Digital Alliance, which was launched March 2013, is a three-year commitment projected to impact North Dakotans in every corner of the state. Programs are available in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, adult learning centers, and Job Service offices.
Participating agencies in the program include: North Dakota Department of Commerce, Career and Technical Education, Job Service North Dakota, North Dakota Education Technology Council, Department of Public Instruction, Marketplace for Kids and North Dakota University System.