For Release: February 24, 2015 08:10 Central Standard Time
Hundreds To Benefit From Computer Training As a Result of SeniorNet and Manpower Partnership
New Skills Translate to Broader Employment Opportunities
FT. MYERS, FLA (Business Wire) -- SeniorNet and Manpower announced an expanded partnership that extends computer training to Manpower participants at the SeniorNet center in Las Vegas. With the support of other large companies such as Microsoft, Adobe, Que Publishing, and IBM, SeniorNet is able to provide the most up-to-date computer training resources for underserved populations in more than 30 areas across the nation. Manpower will take over day-to-day management of the center.
“SeniorNet’s partnership with Manpower exemplifies our strategy to collaborate with nationally recognized companies in order to extend our reach and enhance computer skills of seniors, veterans, the underserved, and those with a need,” said Leslie M. Smith retired IBM Business Development Executive and SeniorNet Chairman of the Board. “We expect hundreds of trainees to benefit this year in the form of new skills and broader employment opportunities.”
“Manpower takes great pride in leveraging global insight with local expertise to raise the quality, productivity and efficiency of the local workforce and community. We see this as an opportunity to increase the flexibility and diversity of our associate pool as well as an excellent vehicle for giving back to those who help make Las Vegas a vibrant place to live,” said Andy Katz, Manpower Inc. of Southern Nevada Franchise President.
Individuals who participate in the SeniorNet program will receive access to a wide variety of instructor-led technical training including Computer Fundamentals, Microsoft Office, Windows 8.1, Using Social Media to Get and Stay Connected, Tablets including Apple iPads, Internet and E-mail, Digital Photography and more, in a friendly, low-pressure environment.
SeniorNet (www.seniornet.org) is the nation's premier and most respected nonprofit organization specializing in computer and Internet education for adults over 55 and those in need. Since 1986, SeniorNet has empowered more than two million Boomers and Seniors by providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet. Based in Fort Myers, Florida, it has approximately 6,000 members. SeniorNet is staffed by more than 3,000 volunteers and has more than 30 Learning Centers in the United States, including Indian Reservations and underserved areas.
Michele M. Williams