American Legion Offers Free Computer Training to Wounded Warriors in Houston

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., June 1, 2009, With support from the CompTIA Educational Foundation, the American Legion will offer a free computer skills development and job placement program to wounded warriors this summer in Houston, Texas. 

 

Running mid-June to early September, the program will hold a recurring cycle of three classes on Saturday afternoons at three Legion posts (Parker Rd. Post 586, Humble Post 132 and Channelview DeZavala Elementary School at 16150 Second St.) and at the U.S. Vets Receiving Center at 1418 Preston. Courses will be taught by adjunct faculty from local colleges.

 

Any military veteran, Sons of the Legion (SLA) member, or auxiliary member is eligible to attend the program. 

 

The first Saturday will focus on using the Internet, interfacing with Texas WorkForce, and selecting jobs. Each participant will select target companies based on their individual background. The second Saturday, participants will learn how to read online job listings, select buzzwords from an applicants background and integrate them into their own resume. The third Saturday, participants will prepare cover letters and resumes to companies they have previously selected.

 

Prospective participants can register for training with Jim Hauck of the American Legion at chemeng@hughes.net.

 

About the CompTIA Educational Foundation

The CompTIA Educational Foundation provides career opportunities for individuals who historically have been under-represented in the IT workforce. With the support of individuals, industry leaders, companies and the government, the Foundation creates programs aimed at helping U.S. veterans, at-risk youth, women, minorities, dislocated workers, and individuals with disabilities to obtain the technical and business skills employers require. Since its creation in 1998, the Foundation has helped more than 1,000 individuals enter the IT workforce, helping the industry alleviate its shortage of skilled workers. For more information or to make a donation to the CompTIA Educational Foundation, visit http://www.CompTIA-EF.org.

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