Press release submitted by South Moline Township|
South Moline Township provides computer training under general assistance program
Community work program provides computer training for residents seeking employment opportunities
SOUTH MOLINE –South Moline Township's Community Work Program, offered through General Assistance, provides those who qualify, the necessary computer skills that can ultimately make them more marketable to employers. Recognizing one of the greatest demands placed on potential employees today is their knowledge of and skills using computers, South Moline Township's training program provides a critical service offering basic computer skills training to help dislocated workers obtain employment during these tough economic times.
Classes are held every Monday night from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in coordination with the Quad City METRO schedule in an effort to provide access through public transportation to and from class. As a result of the program's success Township Officials are hoping to expand the program in the next few years with new laptops and upgraded classroom materials.
"Computer training has been a huge success within our general assistance program," said Connie Mohr-Wright, Supervisor of South Moline Township. "Nothing is greater than watching people develop skills they never thought they would achieve, obtain a job and ultimately self-sustainability."
"Many potential applicants struggle to meet some of the demands required in the workforce, especially when it comes to technology," said Bryan Smith, Executive Director of the Township Officials of Illinois. "Through programs like this, our township officials continue to show their commitment to advancing the quality of life for local residents and helping them reach their goals."
To learn more about this successful program, as well as other successful Township programs across Illinois, please visit: www.toi.org.
The Township Officials of Illinois
The Township Officials of Illinois (TOI) serves Illinois' 1,432 townships, offering information on proper government procedures and in support of strong township government. TOI sponsors educational meetings for township officials, and is proactive with township-related legislation in the Illinois General Assembly and U.S. Capitol. TOI promotes the importance of townships in Illinoisans' lives, mails the monthly magazine Township Perspective to its members, communicates through the TOI website and publishes informational handbooks for township officials.