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Unemployed troops start classes at GCC

by Krystal Paco

Guam - Just weeks ago they returned home from deployment in Afghanistan and starting today, they're hitting the books.

Following trainings with the Department of Labor set last week, Guam Community College assistant director for continuing education and workforce development Vic Rodgers says while at GCC, the soldiers will get the skills to attain not just a job, but a career.

"It's going to be everything from a plus certification which is computer networking to supervision and management to emergency medical technician to HVAC - heating and airconditioning mechanic it's about eight different fields," he said.

All of this is part of the Keep Your Guard Up initiative which seeks to get close to 300 unemployed soldiers into the workforce.

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