Monday, September 15, 2008

TechTown News:New computer lab at Techone site and discount tech training

$75K presidential gift to fund computer training lab

A $75,000 grant from the Wayne State University Office of the President will allow TechTown to create a computer lab in TechOne, its business incubator facility. Former President Irvin D. Reid made the gift in August before leaving office after 10 years.
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Discount training helps displaced workers

Pixel It Productions

Lori Autrey, executive director of Pixel It Productions, has news for her fellow Detroiters: Michigan has 84,000 job vacancies* that are going unfilled because people lack the necessary skills. In response, the computer software application training company is offering “Pink Slip Productions” -- half-price classes for anyone who has been laid off in the past year and signs up at a special event on Friday, September 19. Classes that normally cost $199 will be offered for just $99 for those who enroll in person that day and show proof that they were laid off in the past year.
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