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Western Tech offering new program to help soldiers transitioning out of the army

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Western Technical College is now offering a program just for Ft. Bliss soldiers looking to transition to civilian life.

This new Computer Support Specialist program comes at no cost to the enrolled soldiers.

The college held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its northeast location Thursday to celebrate the 10-week, intensive program.

The college says that the certification the soldiers receive at the end of the course is in high demand in the information-technology industry.

The first cohort of students is already enrolled and read to start next Monday.

"So I'm excited to be here today," new student Cesar Galindo told ABC-7. "I'm happy that we're going to. I was one of the students chosen for the flagship CSC program here at Western Tech."

Western Tech is partnering with employers in the IT industry to sponsor the training, making it free for students.

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