These volunteers are great assets to our community
Raleigh, NC (Vocus) October 26, 2010
Tony Verdone enjoys helping others. The Vice President of Development at MediClick supports his team as they successfully engineer Software-as-a-Service solutions for the healthcare supply chain. But during the past year, Verdone has quietly been teaching computer skills to those in need in the Raleigh community.
As part of the International Free Computer Training & Charitable Center (IFCTCC), a nonprofit that trains and educates those interested in enhancing their computer skills and job marketability, he joins other volunteer instructors who train individuals on everything from Microsoft Excel and Word to Web Design and SQL programming.
“These volunteers are great assets to our community,” says Joe Mabiala, who founded IFCTCC in September 1998 with donated equipment and volunteer instructors. “The change they have brought to the life of the communities that we serve is overwhelming.”
The program enables Verdone to give back to the community by teaching computer skills to unemployed and low-income individuals, those who cannot afford a formal education and those new to the U.S. workforce.
“Before I was in IT, I was a high school math instructor and adjunct professor,” says Verdone. “I’ve never lost my verve for the classroom. IFCTCC enables me to combine my two loves, technology and teaching.”
He’s been instructing a Microsoft Excel class during the IFCTCC fall 2010 semester. He taught the same course during the spring 2010 semester.
“Tony has been a great asset to our program,” Mabiala says. “His gentle style, patience and connection with his students proves what a great teacher he is.”
Control of the healthcare supply chain begins with MediClick. Exclusively focused on hospitals and healthcare organizations, the Raleigh, NC-based company designs supply chain and financial applications for the unique needs of its customers. With a suite of innovative products – MediClick for Contracts & Analysis, MediClick for the Supply Chain and MediClick for Financials – the company delivers a comprehensive supply chain solution, driving significant cost savings and better decision making for healthcare organizations. MediClick helps hospitals take control of their supply chain. For information, please visit http://www.mediclick.com.
Joe Mabiala founded The International Free Computer Training & Charitable Center in Raleigh, NC, in 1998 as a way to give back to the community by providing marketable computer and technology skills to individuals who find themselves in the job market. With donated equipment, Mabiala began teaching Microsoft Office 97 at a Raleigh Church. Today, IFCTCC is housed at the Wade Edwards Learning Lab in Raleigh where it continues to operate, expand and further its mission with the help of a group of dedicated volunteer instructors. For more information, please visit http://www.wade.org/IFCTCC/free_computer_training.htm.