AboutWeb partners with Goodwill to offer Microsoft Technology Associate Certification to Economically Disadvantaged Individuals

 

 JR Giles, Manager of the AboutWeb Cares Program; Angie Young, Business Development & Marketing Manager for AboutWeb; Sharon Faust, IT Instructor, and Robert Epstein, President and CEO of AboutWeb and Founder of AboutWeb Cares; along with students in the Goodwill Training Program.

AboutWeb is pleased to announce that its AboutWeb Cares Division has partnered with Goodwill to offer free training for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certificate for economically disadvantaged individuals. Our first goal with the AboutWeb Cares program was to create the "technology spark" and get folks interested in IT.  "We are now moving to the next level so these underutilized individuals in our program can actually get an IT certification," stated Robert Epstein, President & CEO of AboutWeb and Creator of the AboutWeb Cares program. "The next challenge is finding solid IT positions for these individuals since most companies are looking for folks with IT experience".  Mr. Epstein has a solution for this: those who participate in the joint AboutWeb Cares-Goodwill program are able to gain real, paid IT work experience (completely funded by AboutWeb) at the AboutWeb Cares facility in Baltimore City, and get IT experience, which gets them one step closer to full-time employment in the IT field.

Pictured above (front row, left to right): JR Giles, Manager of the AboutWeb Cares program; Angie Young, Business Development and Marketing Manager for AboutWeb; Sharon Faust, IT Instructor; Robert Epstein, President and CEO of AboutWeb and Founder of AboutWeb Cares; along with students from the Goodwill certification class.