(02/28/2001)
Over a dozen former Kellwood employees who lost their jobs when the company moved abroad are enrolled in a special course (HRDE) to learn computer skills, according to Jennifer Whitehair, instructor for the one year program.

Displaced workers re-train at Minnora Center

Kellwood workers hone computer skills

The Calhoun classes are being taught daily at the Minnora Center, in addition to other sites in the region.

The class is teaching basic skills, keyboarding, computer programs, desktop publishing and web page creation. The students tuition is paid also with a stipend for travel. The workers are receiving unemployment for one year while taking the class.

"We have an group of enthusiastic learners," said Whitehair.

Jennifer Whitehair teaching course


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