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Franktown students complete tech class, awarded computers

Franktown students complete tech class, awarded computers

Nine students with Franktown Open Hearts nonprofit received a desktop computer as a reward for completing a technology class, preparing them with office and presentation skills.

Led by local small business owners Steve and Michelle Burgess, Franklin residents, of Nashville-based Guidant Partners, the 9-week computer class was offered to Franktown participants, who wanted to brush up on their office technology skills for the 21st century. Students learned Microsoft Office operations and how to organize and present data.

During a recent ceremony held at Franklin Housing Authority, the Burgesses and Franktown staff celebrated the conclusion of the class and distribution of the repurposed computers.

“We’ve had a computer business for 28 years and I wanted to use my skills to help kids build office skills for today’s workforce,” Steve Burgess said.

“The Lord has had it on my heart for a long time and I knew this was the time to do it.”

Read more at Williamson Herald.