In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Comcast and VetsinTech unveiled a new Technology Resource Center at Sacramento’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 67. The new Technology Resource Center will allow Sacramento-area veterans to learn and refine their digital skills to further their education and careers. VetsinTech is a national organization dedicated to connecting veterans to new technology and supporting their re-integration.
As part of the 18th annual Comcast Cares Day, Comcast volunteers cleaned, painted and refurbished the facility. Comcast equipped and furnished the new Technology Resource Center with high-speed internet, computers, printers and other technology equipment.
Comcast contributed $50,000 to VetsinTech for renovations, hardware, software and furnishings at the VFW to help make the new technology center a reality. The donation will provide digital literacy training for the veterans at the facility and will also support the launch of the VetsinTech Sacramento chapter.
As part of the grand opening, Comcast, VetsinTech and VFW Post 67 were joined by California Department of Veterans Affairs Undersecretary Russell Atterberry and Sacramento’s Vice Mayor Eric Guerra at an event to celebrate the unveiling of the new Technology Resource Center powered by Comcast.
“We are pleased that, with the support of Comcast and VetsinTech, we will be able to offer our local veterans invaluable skills in tech that can further their education and careers. Giving veterans access to equipment and trainings will give them the tools they need to advance their careers. We are thrilled to be a part of that,” said Jake Hughins, VFW Post 67 Junior Vice Commander.
During the event, Comcast demonstrated Internet Essentials, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive high-speed Internet adoption program for eligible veterans and low-income Americans. Internet Essentials provides low-cost, high-speed Internet service for $9.95 a month plus tax, the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for under $150 and multiple options to access free digital literacy training in print, online and in person.
“We are humbled and honored to equip VetsinTech’s first ever Sacramento Tech Resource Center, and to offer a range of digital literacy training opportunities. This VetsinTech Resource Center, along with Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, will provide veterans with the tools and resources necessary to develop their digital skills,” said Philip Arndt, Government Affairs Director of Comcast.
VetsinTech is a national organization based and founded in San Francisco that supports veterans and connects them the technology ecosystem. VetsinTech supports current and returning military members and their spouses with re-integration services. The organization brings together a tech-specific network, resources and programs for veterans interested in education, entrepreneurship and employment.
“We are honored to open our first VetsinTech chapter in Sacramento and provide technology for this community’s veterans. We support veterans through re-integration by connecting them to the national technology ecosystem, and that’s exactly what this new resource center will do for Sacramento’s veterans,” said Katherine Webster, VetsinTech Founder and Executive Director.