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Computer CORE Offers On-Site Training to Guest House Clients

NOV. 20, 2014 ... Earlier this year, Guest House began offering clients a six-week computer-training and job-readiness course on-site at our East Luray Avenue facility. The course is run by the Alexandria-based charity, Computer CORE, which, since 1999, has helped “low-income adults Computer CORE studentsacquire the technological and life skills they need to pursue their career aspirations.”

Many of our clients have little or no computer training, and some have never switched on a computer--so it is very challenging for them to fill out job applications, respond to emails from children or employers, or find directions to job interviews and other appointments. When Computer CORE’s instructors and computers come to Guest House, our clients learn unfamiliar tasks in familiar surroundings and truly feel the excitement of expanding their job and life prospects. Students learn how to use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; how to send email; and how to navigate the Internet. They also learn to create resumes and cover letters, practice job interviews and conduct job searches. Computer CORE surveys indicate that 93% of their students "graduate and start new careers, receive promotions and go on to advanced education programs.”

The first class at the Guest House ran from August to September and graduated 10 women. The second class is scheduled for spring 2015.




Friends of Guest House
One East Luray Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301-2025
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