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Carol

Carol from Chicago, IL

With a laptop, I can build computer skills and search for a job from home!

Health troubles have kept me from working, but now I'm building computer skills through a course at CCL. I'm ready to get back in the job market!

My need and situation

I am a 63-year-old woman, seeking computer training, so that I can get back into the workforce after suffering from 2 strokes.

My goals are to complete the Microsoft Office Specialist certification through the Center for Changing Lives, so that I can find a job in an administrative role.

I need a laptop so that I can look for jobs and practice my computer skills when I am at home.

Meeting this need will help me because I will be able to practice my computer skills at home. I feel that if I were able to practice my computer skills at home I could master Microsoft Word and Excel.

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

I have been working with Carol for almost a year. When she came in, she had very few computer skills; now she can comfortably access and browse the internet and has an understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite. I believe that if Cheryl were to get a laptop she would be able to prepare for and pass the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exam.

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