New Horizons Learning Center opens new building

Posted at 7:36 PM, Mar 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-23 20:39:09-04

New Horizons Computer Learning Center is celebrating its fourth year in Killeen with a new building. 

"New Horizons provides computer training services. We focus on training underemployed, unemployed and transitioning military veterans to receive training and certifications," marketing manager Victoria Birkeland said.

That's why Eric Pinkett attends the school. He served in the United States Army for 23 years. 

"Fort Hood was my first duty station so I started here and then retired here, so I finished my career here," Pinkett said. 

And now Pinkett is looking to start a new career.

"I have just completed my certification on the tenth of March," Pinkett added. 

His certification for Network System Administration gives him the opportunity to start a new job without the battle many other veterans face. 

"We cater to veterans that are transitioning meaning their disabilities and a lot of the new things they are encountering on the civilian side. We kind of cushion that blow and help them see the highlights of this transition instead of the negatives," Senior Career Consultant Jessica Bell said.

Bell said sometimes it's a battle to get veterans into the center so they fight that with outreach and information.

"We don't know what we don't know and going out and getting the right information and the right people to help you meet your goals will equal success," Bell added. 

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