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Below are a few words from real individuals whose lives have been changed for the better & are a testament of our dedication to help and serve others.
My name is Mink Nguyen. I was introduced to the basic computer program by a friend, Mr. Theodore Churchir. I started class on March 16, 2016. Prior to this I had no basic computer skills, even cell phone. Mr. Roger May, my instructor, has been diligently tutoring me through the class sessions. Now I know how to e-mail friends, search the website, post my pictures on desktop, and many more basic computer operations. I am in process of learning how to operate Microsoft Office program. I have earned my own personal computer from the program director head, Mr. Kennedy Davis. I thank the Veterans court Technology Clinic at Employment Connection for helping me with free program, free computer and many helpful employees, and fellow students.
The VCTC class has really given me insight on computers and computer literacy. Thanks to Mr.Davis giving me the chance to be a part of the class. I can also say it has given me a place to practice my communication skills. It has been a awesome experience and I look forward to every day to be a part of and be able to give back what I've learned in the process.
Steve is one of our earliest students, coming to us after having spent 29 years in prison. His skills were non-existent. It took several months, but Steve finally became comfortable with computers. He landed a good job with a sub-contractor to Proctor & Gamble where he eventually became a supervisor.
I want to thank you Mr. Davis for being instrumental in helping further my education due to the computer class you are providing for people just like me who feel they are incapable of learning the basics due to fear and uncertainty. I was delighted to pursue my dream and even though I did not complete my associates degree I still after 25 years of not attending school found enjoyment in it due to your class. Thank you very much.
I am writing you to let you know my testimonial working with Kennedy Davis in the Veterans Computer program. I met Kennedy when he came to the Jefferson Barracks Domiciliary where I was living because I was homeless. This was around October 2012. He was signing people up for computer training to help the guys learn how to type so they would be able to fill out thier job resumes. I already knew how to type. I need help with spreadsheets on Excel. He told us to meet him at Employment Connection and he would get us started. We went that following Monday. It took me 3 weeks to learn how to make slides on PowerPoint and also spreadsheets on excel. I enrolled in the Community College at Florissant Valley and I needed a computer because the Domiciliary only had one for everyone after hours. Kennedy provided me with a refurbished laptop so I was able to do my homework. I was able to get my AAS in Deaf Communications. I would tell any Veteran to get in this program to learn basic computer skills. These skills also help when you are typing on your Smartphone.
I had heard about Employment Connection, and when times had been better for me, I had actually drove a friend here for classes. The time was right. I took the World of Work course, and upon completion of it the class was told about the veterans computer training clinic (VCTC). My first day there Kennedy Davis, made me feel incredibly comfortable. For days I felt intimidated by computers. Now I am excited when ever I get the opportunity to log on. From that very first day I was issued my own computer, and there were tutors available at all times. Within a week I was sending and receiving e-mails, and filling out job applications. I am happy to say that I now have two jobs gained through the skills I’ve learned at the veterans computer training clinic. For me this has been a journey, and I have to thank Woody Powell the President of the computer clinic and Kennedy Davis, Director, for their constant support. This is my testimonial, and with a call or a stop by you too can be on your way.
Since I enrolled in this computer class,I learned to how to complete a resume. Also how to email other people and how to log on and set an Account with a web site so easy that I never knew how before. I think that this is a worthy and helpful program .I can vouch for Mr. Davis and I would strongly recommend this very, very, helpful program.
I served in the United States Navy during the years of 1997 to 2001. I left the service because my mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and I was her only child. She eventually recovered and I returned to school where I completed a BA in International business and Economics. Life was going well but I soon had to move to Saint Louis where life became very difficult and I came into contact with people who were heavy into alcohol and I became a part of that lifestyle. I finally ended up homeless and in despair. As time went by I found VCTC and my life changed dramatically. VCTC allowed me the opportunity to use their facilities and computers to search for employment. VCTC also provided me with resources and counseling while I was going through my transition. Thanks to the dedication and support from the staff I finally found employment. I started working for Target but I because of my living situation they would not allow me to keep my position so I was forced to find new employment. I am very happy to say that I have finally found employment and most importantly I have found an apartment. I am currently a Front Office Supervisor for the Hilton and my life is going well.
He came to the computer clinic with little knowledge of the computer, but was determined to succeed. Jerome dedicated himself to the computer clinic and through that dedication he was able to grasp the basic concepts and excell. Jerome completed the program and went on to further his studies at Forest Park Community College majoring in Human Services.
She came to the VCCC with exceptional computer skills. She was rewarded with a position as an assistant. In this position she executed her knowledge with expertise, teaching others the basic skills needed to operate a computer effectively.
The VCTC Program is a good program for someone who needs to learn or brush up on their computer skills. I heard about the program from my career specialist, while looking for a new job. While in the class I found a new job to start in 2017. Starting a new year with a new job it is a blessing and takes a big weight off of me. I feel the Veterans Court Technology Clinic program really helped me.
When I finished the VCTC computer course, which further advanced my skills on computer operation and knowledge, I obtained employment as library assistant in the business office of the central library in downtown ST. Louis. When I started, I was given the task of entering data which pertained to the hourly functions and everyday assignments of the library employees and programs. Thank You Veterans Court Technology Clinic for all your help and support.
I enjoyed the computer the class very much. The VCTC taught me a variety of computer skills that I didn't know before I started the class. All of the instructors did a great job. Thank you VCTC for the opportunity to learn, the laptop, and help finding a new job.
I would like to thank God for programs like AARP and VCTC. AARP and VCTC offered me a basic computer class where I was taught the 7 basic components of a computer, which I had little knowledge of. I was shown how to use the Email system as well as creating a document which I will be using to document case procedures on my new job as a forensic autopsy technician in training. My previous education as a electronic Technician had not put it to practical use until VCTC, Directed by Mr. Kennedy Davis, gave me the chance to use my skills as a repair technician. I was taught how to download things, how to change power supplies, and how to replace hardware in laptop and desktop computers.
I Like The V.C.T.C computer class and got a lot out of it . I'm now familiar with the computer when before I knew nothing. Mr. Mays was a good instructor, along with his assistant Mr.Kermit Beeks. Thank you for the class and the computer.