Carlisle employment center gets new computers
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/04/2012 -- A special gift to a Pennsylvania employment center will help job seekers upgrade their education and skills.
The Employment Skills Center in Carlisle, Pa., received 15 new computers from the Carlisle Rotary Club and Member First Credit Union.
Leonard Justice, who is in the center’s “I’ll Succeed” course, told Cumberlink.com that the donation will make a big difference. “These are really going to help me alot because the computers are much faster than the ones we’ve been using,” said Justice, who moved to the area this year with his two daughters.
Jodi Rynard, of Carlisle, who is also at the center to improve her job skills, welcome the new technology. “I’m trying to grasp all the knowledge that I can,” she said. “All the extra skills so that it can help me get back into the workforce.”
Skills Center teacher Joe Kloza said his agency empowers people become self-sufficient and reduces poverty.
“All of the students are intelligent but lack education,” Kloza said. “The more they learn, the more they closed the gap in their potential.”
The new computers will provide updated technology to help job seekers, said Marjorie Weitzel, executive director of the center.
The center, founded in 1967, has helped over 14,000 adults in the Carlisle area, according to officials. It offers programs focusing on computer skills, training and workforce development.
Rotary Club President Rick Coplen said the charitable organization is supporting the area’s economic development. “We invest in people and human capacity building systems that help people transform their lives and strengthen our community,” Coplen said.
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