A huge THANK YOU! to all the WildTech-CCNV Volunteers who Helped to Renovate the Computer Lab and Vocational Training Room…
Your work really paid off, as the computer lab has been PACKED almost every day, sometimes with people waiting in the foyer to get in. The Vocational Training Room has also been a big hit, with the National Academies / Job Squad increasing their resume & job search support, with refurbishing classes, and with our new Cisco Academy. Combined with CCNV’s volunteer dorm, we now have our nation’s preeminent venue for university and corporate service learning — training, computer refurbishing, job counseling, placement support — and so much more!
We are also listening to the shelter residents about new trainings. For 2018, we are hoping to implement:
- Much more comprehensive employment case management
- GED training with support from DC government and OSSI
- Multimedia training – digital video, web design and desktop publishing
- Business skills and behaviors, including a stipend for shoes and clothing for job interviews
- and of course…