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Training Program Helps Military Spouses, Veterans

by Katherine Knott

Norvinnia McLaurine left the U.S. Army after 21 years of service in April. Since then, he’s struggled to find work.

McLaurine, who was a warrant officer, said he found it difficult to translate his military skills to the civilian workforce. He’s also raising his 19-year-old son who has autism, so he needs a flexible work schedule.

“I want to care for him and be an asset to the community,” he said.

McLaurine is one of four students participating in Digital Works, a new job training program geared toward veterans and military spouses. The four- to six-week program equips students with skills to work in the telework industry and connects graduates to customer support and IT jobs for global corporations.

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