St. John the Baptist Parish Department of Health and Human Services, held a commencement ceremony on August 7th for the graduates of its 2010 Computer Class. Parish President Natalie Robottom, Director of Health and Human Services Elois Joseph, computer instructor William Magee, and Department staff were all in attendance to present the class of twenty (20) students with certificates of completion.
The basic computer instruction classes were held at the Homer Boogie Joseph Community Center this summer. The program was funded by Community Service Block Grant ARRA funds. Two, six week sessions were held which included morning and afternoon classes. The classes were intended to provide skills to unemployed and underemployed residents to assist them in regaining access into the workforce.
"I'd like to congratulate all graduates of our summer computer program. I believe that the program was extremely beneficial to the adults who participated, and I look forward to more programs of this kind in the future," said Parish President Robottom.