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Thanks to local marketing and printing company Hotcards, the Council for Economic Opportunities workforce team will have a computer to give to every graduate of the popular International Customer Service Training Program in 2017.

Representatives from the Council’s Central Neighborhood Opportunity Center accepted the $10,000 in-kind donation from Hotcards, part of The Bernie Moreno Family of Companies, this week. The donation of 100-plus recycled desk top computers and monitors will allow representatives from the Council’s Digital Connection program to refurbish and distribute them to all individuals who successfully complete the six-week International Customer Service Training Program in the coming year.

The donation was timely: the Council was running low on recycled computers to offer as incentives to complete the customer service training program. The Council’s job and career development team is committed to connecting training program graduates with computer technology.

“It’s extremely important to provide computers to the students we serve to ensure they can continue to use the technology for employment and education purposes,” said Creola Rice, Workforce Development Manager at the Council for Economic Opportunities.

As for Hotcards, representatives from the company tell us they’re happy to contribute to the Council’s effort to help get residents back to work, or to make a living wage.

Hotcards Chief Operating Officer John Gadd is pleased to support the Council for Economic Opportunities with the donation and loves the idea that the computers can help Greater Cleveland residents to use technology in their homes, making life a bit easier.

Special thanks to our friends at Hotcards!

Pictured above (from left to right): Caleb Fletcher, Hotcards Logistics & Warehouse Manager; Matthew Anderson, Job Development Specialist, Council for Economic Opportunities; Robin Kwitkowski, Graphic Designer, Bernie Moreno Companies; Brandon Steel, PC Technician, Council for Economic Opportunities