Charleston housing tenants complete paint training

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Seventeen tenants of the Charleston Housing Authority have completed a program that officials say will help them find employment as painters.

The 17 are to receive certificates Friday for completing a weeklong program called Home Work sponsored by the authority and Sherwin-Williams. It's offered in 29 cities nationwide.

The Charleston participants learned painting skills and helped paint three Housing Authority units. Last May, 24 other participants graduated from the Home Work program in Charleston and several have already found jobs.

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