Bob from Chicago, IL

At 64, I'm determined to find work. A laptop will let me complete training for a career in IT!

With a laptop, I can complete my CompTIA A+ certification and build skills that will help me be more productive and marketable.

My need and situation

I am a 64-year-old unemployed individual. I am trying to get back into the work place by developing new IT skills that will help me be more productive and marketable.

My goals are to become CompTIA A+ certified, which is an an entry level Information Technology. I want to gain employment in the IT filed, eventually teaching technology skills to low-income students in order for them to be successful and become a vibrant members of society.

I need a laptop to further my education i.e. study for the the CompTIA A+ certification exam and to search for employment after I receive the Certification.

Meeting this need will help me because it would help me to become more productive in my study habits and employment search. Also, it is important to me that as I enter the technology filed I am up to date with the the latest technology. Any funds given are greatly appreciated, and I hope to return the favor after completing training and finding employment.

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This need has been validated by Peter from Center for Changing Lives

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Validated by Peter from Center for Changing Lives (What does this mean?)

I have been working with Bob as his employment coach and classroom facilitator since early August. He is extremely dedicated to obtaining his A+ certification, and has not missed a day of class since we have began this session. He is always willing to help sharing a variety of resources that he finds online. If Bob were to a laptop it would make studying easier as well as his employment search. He would not have to go to the library and wait for a computer, which may delay his study.

About Peter

I am an Employment Coach at the Center for Changing Lives. My job involves partnering with our clients to set and achieve goals. I work specifically with our client in our Information Technology training program. This is a 32 week long course, in which our students walk away with an industry… Read more