Thursday, August 29, 2013

Computer Training Helps Unemployed Dayton Man Land a Job

During a period of unemployment, the 55-year-old Kevin nearly became homeless after his electric and gas services went through the disconnection process. Though he had access to a home computer, he didn't know what to do with it. Kevin decided learning to use the computer might help him to find a job and improve his situation.

Kevin heard about the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area's (CAP) Computer Learning Program and enrolled. The class helped him learn how to format his resume, save information on a USB drive and apply for jobs online.

Kevin's new knowledge paid off when he applied for a job online, was contacted for an interview and hired full-time! He credits the Computer Learning program with helping him find employment. "A second chance doesn't mean anything if you have not learned from it," he said. "This class gave me that chance. Without this class, I would have never, on my own, learned how to operate a computer and apply for different jobs online.

"I now have a resume on my USB drive and have my self-esteem," Kevin added. "I feel I owe CAP a lot for helping me get on track for learning, and back in the workforce."

For more information about Community Action programs in your area, visit www.oacaa.org. Note, not all Community Action Agencies offer computer training programs.

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