Randolph from Chicago, IL

Ready to change careers; A laptop will open doors and help me get a stable office job

I'm in an Office Careers Training program! Access to a computer will help me increase my computer literacy skills & get a job in the financial field.

My need and situation

I am in my early 50s. I have worked in various jobs -- the longest job being in the printing industry as an office assistant. I have been working with the Center for Changing Lives since August of 2018 as a student in their Office Careers Training Program.

My goal is to increase my computer literacy skills, so that I can work in the financial field (specifically in accounting). I want to work in the financial field because I have an innate curiosity about how numbers work and would like to see how math works in specific companies.

I need a laptop because I need to familiarize myself with the Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word and Excel. I've never owned a computer before.

Meeting this need will help me because I would gain more exposure with Excel, which I believe will help make me more marketable in the financial field as I will gain experience working with numbers, data, and practice ensuring things are accurate.

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

I have been working with Randolph since August of last year. In that time he has remained committed to the program, and is truly trying to learn the skills he needs to be more marketable in the workplace. If he were to get a laptop, I know that he would be able to learn the skills he needs by getting to practice the skills outside of the time he is in class.

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