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25.11.2012 Tambov
Tambov City Jewish Community
How Tvoy Kurs helped to find a job and make a family
One of the participants who came to Tvoy Kurs center in Tambov to acquire computer skills found not only a job, but also … a husband!

Profession of a fire fighter was traditional in Marina’s family. This tradition passed down from generation to generation. Marina was an officer at the fire brigade department and worked at the Tambov department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations. After the department’s reorganization Marina was dismissed.

Before starting a job search Marina decided to upgrade her skills, however Marina used to think that acquiring computer skills was a waste of time. Why should a young woman sit in front of a monitor for hours, when there are plenty of opportunities to spend time actively – go in for sports, going out with friends and even taking a dog for a walk. Moreover, at her previous job computer skills were not required. Nevertheless, when Marina came to computer center she realized how interesting and fascinating it is to surf the Internet full of diverse information. Using computer is an exciting adventure – you can print out a document, listen to the music and communicate with friends. Following the advice of a trainer Marina posted her CV on job search web-sites.

During one of the seminars the trainees were studying the process of software installation and a practical exercise was to download and install free game. This seminar became a milestone in Marina’s life.

She signed up with one of the gaming sites and started playing backgammon. Since Marina had some experience in playing backgammon, very soon she joined the team and met Dmitri, one of the backgammon players. For some time the young people were communicating online and later they met personally. Soon Marina and Dmitri got married and the young man moved to Tambov. As Dmitri is an experienced IT specialist he easily found a job there, Almost immediately after the wedding Marina got the job offer and now she is in charge of the safety department in one of the hospitals in Tambov. Now the couple is going to volunteer in Tambov Tvoy Kurs center and help people to acquire computer literacy.
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