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Microsoft Corp. to team with ND on tech program

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The state of North Dakota is partnering with Microsoft Corp. to provide technology training in schools.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple says the so-called digital alliance will focus on education, employability and entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math.

Microsoft has made an initial three-year commitment to the project, which will include programs for students in kindergarten through college graduate school.

Microsoft spokeswoman Kristin Rhodes says the workplace demand for technology skills is bound to increase and the digital alliance should help students "reach their full potential."

The cost of the program was not made available.

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