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Microsoft to Open Training Center in Southeast D.C.; Dan Kasun Comments

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new-microsoft-logo_EMMicrosoft Corp. is planning to launch a training facility at the former St. Elizabeths hospital in Southeast D.C., The Washington Post reported Sunday.

Jonathan O'Connell writes the software company is set to present plans for the proposed innovation center to real estate developers and academic partners on Tuesday at the St. Elizabeth campus.

Donna Woodall, citizenship director for Microsoft, told the Post that Microsoft intends for the facility to help further computer literacy for D.C. students and job seekers.

“The idea is to help address three key areas for a city, that is improving educational outcomes, entrepreneurship and employment,“ Woodall said.

Dan Kasun, a senior director of Microsoft's public sector business, also told the publication the innovation center is aimed at delivering products to fresh customers.

The center is scheduled to open in 2016, according to the report.

O'Connell writes Microsoft already has innovation centers in Eastern Europe, India and Brazil where the company helps to train students and entrepreneurs on its software systems.

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