Chattanooga nonprofit helps veterans learn computer skills

R.O.V.E.R. is a nonprofit in Chattanooga that helps veterans. This week R.O.V.E.R. hosted computer classes for vets.

Veterans received some valuable computer training in Chattanooga this week, and it was all free for the veterans.

The R.O.V.E.R. program, which works with veterans and is based in Chattanooga, held computer training classes on Wednesday and Thursday.

The veterans are learning things such as writing code, security, and others areas of focus.

Thursday was a fundamentals of IT class. It's open to veterans and their family members.

James Macrellis with R.O.V.E.R. says there are lots of computer related jobs in our area that need to be filled with skilled workers.

"There's not a pipeline. So, what we're trying to build is a veteran pipeline for employment to fill that void here in the region," Macrellis said.

The computer program is a partnership with R.O.V.E.R., New Horizons,Tech Town and others,a nd this is the first set of classes.

They are planning more in the future.

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