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August 24, 2010

Windows Recession Sweepstakes #7: Education by the Numbers

The Microsoft Education team shared the graphic below with us last week.  As students head back to school, they’re going to face a job climate that will increasingly require tech skills – 77% of jobs will require some tech within the next ten years. 

And if you drop out?  High school dropouts from the Class of 2006-7 will cost the US economy $329 billion in lost wages and productivity. That’s enough to buy every student in America 13 Windows 7 PCs.  So students, stay in school and good luck with the coming year!

And remember students, if you need Windows 7 and you live in the U.S., you can get it for a cool $29.99 with a valid .edu email address.

2010 Aug 16 Microsoft Education Infographic - Final (2)

For the next 24 hours, Round 7 of the Windows Recession Sweepstakes is now open. Drop us a comment and let us know what you think we can do to help students out. If you like reading legal fine print, full Terms & Conditions can be found here.

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