Computer CORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering highly motivated, low-income individuals the opportunity to transform their careers & improve their lives.
Students apply to participate in a six-month program designed to prepare them for all aspects of career from computer skills to resume writing and interview advice.
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CORE's six-month computer training course helps students conquer fears and learn computer basics:
- Microsoft Office - Word, Excel & PowerPoint
- eMail and Internet Explorer
Instructors advise and mentor students, identifying existing skills, nurturing interests and working on:
- Writing resumes & Cover Letters
- Job search strategies
In additions, student can receive:
- FREE refurbished computer to own at home
- The opportunity to enroll at Northern Virginia Community College, apply to financial aid and receive seven college credits for coursework at CORE
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Computer CORE Workshops
CORE’s Skills-Building Program offers more than 20 skills-building workshops that are designed for community members seeking knowledge and skills to succeed in today’s ever-changing job market, to transition into a new career, or simply to learn a new skill that will make life/work easier. Some of the classes teach beginning skills. Others provide intermediate and advanced training. All classes have a focus on developing hands-on experience with software, hardware, and skills development.
Certificates are also offered in 4 different subject areas.
- Accounting and Finance
- Administrative Excellence
- Customer Service Excellence
- IT Office Maintenance and Troubleshooting
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News & Updates
Find out what's happening at Computer CORE
Computer Core, Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS), and the Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority (ARHA) combined efforts this April and May to offer a six-week hands-on course in computers. This course introduced fourteen ACPS parents to the basic skills needed to use a computer, including email, internet, google docs and sheets, and Blackboard. ACPS’ Family and Community[…]
Spring2Action, an annual day of online giving, is coming on Wednesday, April 20. The Mason-Hirst Foundation typically offers us a match of $500; this year, they have become very excited about our Women’s Training Program at the Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque, which was a pilot developed and launched through the support of Giving Together, and they have[…]
Sign Up for a January Class and Invest in Yourself! These January 2016 Skills Building classes are filling fast. Computer Maintenance & Repair 101 Get That Job: Finance & Accounting Quick Books Boot Camp For available classes and to register, email Kathy Jankowski, email@example.com. Classes are held at our Bailey’s Crossroads location. Computer Maintenance &[…]
For two years CORE has offered a 6-month program at Gum Springs Community Center in partnership with Fairfax County giving CORE students access to a modern computer lab in that community and allowing Fairfax County to increase their lab’s impact. Another group became interested in this arrangement – starting this year United Community Ministries (UCM)[…]