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Councilwoman Shanklin announces job/ computer training in Newburg

Wednesday September 29, 2004

Media Release
For Immediate Release

For Information Contact:
Jennifer F. Brislin


Patrick H. Neely

Residents in the Newburg area who are earning their GED can also receive job and computer training, thanks in part to a nearly $15,000 federal grant to ready individuals for the workplace.

Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, D-2, sought the funding from the U.S. Department of Labor to enhance the GED program she started in Newburg 12 years ago. More than 100 adults have earned their degree from the Newburg program in that time.

"Earning your GED is an important step for individuals to improve their chances of gainful employment," Shanklin said. "This program will give them additional skills and make them that much more competitive as they enter the job market."

The program is housed at the Cop Shop, which doubles as a police substation and District 2 satellite office.

In addition to the $14,999 grant, the GED/ job and computer training programs received supplies from Alcoa Extruded Heat Exchanger Products.

Persons interested in participating in the job and computer training program may call Councilwoman Shanklin's office at 574-1102.


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