Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Operation Able

I have been asked to return to Operation Able in Detroit Michigan to teach QuickBooks to people over the age of 45 (and in most cases 55). This agency is funded by the State of Michigan and provides back to work skills for the older worker. I found them because I went to their website looking for work for myself and noticed that they teach Microsoft Office and other computer skills along with job hunting skills. I emailed the director asking if they were interested in offering a QuickBooks class. She emailed back immediately and hired me in December for our first class.

The students are so much fun and so eager to learn. They come from all walks of life and many different career industries. It is unfortunate that it takes so many months for the agency to get their funding but I guess that's what happens when your state is operating at a deficit and unemployment exceeds 20% (not including the underemployed).

I look forward to going back next week to see my friends at Operation Able. Many of the people who work here are interns or volunteers. The most exciting thing about Operation Able to me is that the environment is healthy, thriving and a great place to learn and network. Check out their website when you have a minute: Operation Able

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