SOURCE: Technical Career Institute

February 20, 2008 09:00 ET

TCI Expanding Program for Veterans

Dare 2 Dream Program Emphasized

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 20, 2008) - Tactical PR -- Hundred year old, New York City based technical institute TCI announced that they are expanding their Dare 2 Dream; Dare to Repair program geared to help veterans and low income minority students transition to well paying, in demand careers.

"The New York metropolitan area has numerous returning veterans in need of skills training that will prepare them for lucrative careers. These careers will help them raise families, improve their lives and benefit society," said Dr. James Melville, the school's president. "Dare 2 Dream; Dare to Repair program is focused on aiding veterans and the economically disenfranchised build solid, in demand careers. We at TCI are redoubling our efforts to help these brave men and women develop bright futures."

With many economists and pundits pointing to an impending recession, veterans -- especially those returning from lengthy stays overseas -- face less than robust economic prospects. TCI's decision to expand its veteran's oriented program is based on the challenging financial times that many in the New York City area are certain to confront, in the face of a national economic slowdown.

"Veterans are facing challenging circumstances when it comes to leaving the service and reintegrating back into civilian life. Certain skills may not translate directly into well paid careers. There is a great need for education, training and retraining on the subject. With the potential of a recession confronting us, any help for veterans is both timely and well appreciated," said Jim McDonough, the New York State Director of the Division of Veterans' Affairs.

The Dare 2 Dream; Dare to Repair program works to insure that veterans do not go from valued members of the armed forces to working in the low paid, menial labor workforce. Computer and other technical skills are taught giving individuals strong marketplace value irrespective of general economic conditions.

"TCI has been in the business of technical training for one hundred years. Over that time we have served the tri-state area by turning out individuals with needed and valued skills. Today, in the area of computing for example, we are helping the community with first rate training. We are very pleased to be able to redouble our efforts for veterans," added Melville.

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