Thursday, February 7, 2013

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Transforms Lives

Leveling the Playing Field: Venture Capitalist Russell Pyne Launches JobTrain Boot Camp

Venture capitalist and former JobTrain board member, Russell Pyne, launched a powerful Life Skills Boot Camp at JobTrain last month.  The twenty-session program teaches practical techniques for achieving success, including goal setting, conflict resolution, personal budgeting and anger management. the Boot Camp is fully enrolled with twenty dedicated students.

Life Skills Boot Camp Facilitators Russell Pyne and David Dias 
Students of the First-Ever JobTrain Life Skills Boot Camp!
Russell developed the curriculum with JobTrain student, Alfred Banks. “The whole mission of the boot camp is to level the playing field. Some people have the benefit of growing up being mentored by parents, teachers and bosses. Others have no positive role models. Alfred and I tried to focus on the basic life skills you need to be prepared for the working world,” said Russell.

Graduates of the Boot Camp will be well-equipped to handle real-world challenges that erupt wen work and personal lives collide. Every student will create a Life Plan using PowerPoint and will be on an upward trajectory toward achieving a meaningful and purposeful life. 

"Life Skills Boot Camp is just what I needed. I am so appreciative of the program. I love it and its a wonderful springboard to help me move forward in my life," said current student Linda Kidd.  

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