American Legion Offers Free Computer Training to Wounded Warriors

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. — June 1
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.

Running mid-June to early September, the program will hold a recurring cycle of three classes on Saturday afternoons at three Legion posts and at the U.S. Vets Receiving Center. 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 applicant’s background and integrate them into their own resumes. 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.

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