Computer Classes Aid Ministry Audiences in Job Success

Date Posted: 7/24/2014

Houston has a growing job market, so Rev. Will Reed, who also heads a Houston nonprofit called Technology for All (TFA), is collaborating with several other entities to equip prospects in their technology skills through a series of computer classes offered at Mission Milby.

“Employers are actively looking for candidates in this middle skills market, so we are thrilled to help them earn a sustainable, livable wage,” he says. TFA, in partnership with Houston Community College and United Way of Greater Houston, is implementing a series of computer certification classes combined with GED preparation or English as a Second language (ESL) classes starting September 8, 2014. The classes are made possible by the Texas Innovative Adult Career Education (TIACE) THRIVE Program to provide training for high demand technical careers. Career counseling and job placement assistance is also offered. Students completing the program will obtain an industry-recognized certification that will prepare them to find employment in the information technology field and earn a household sustainable income. The first skills class in the series will be a 6-week IC3 Certification Program.
The IC3 (Internet and Computer Core Certification) is a study of computing fundamentals and hardware and software applications, including the computer operating system and key applications e.g. Microsoft Office Suite. Other classes in this series to be offered later in 2014 include the A+ Certification course and the Network+ Certification course.  All classes will be held at Mission Milby CDC, 2220 Broadway; Houston, Texas. According to Will, the $200 enrollment fee serves to help participants commit to attending and taking the classes seriously. Registration information via HCC: 713-718-5972 or 713-718- 2314.

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