The Colonel Robert N. Abbott Veterans Community Technology Center (VCTC) provides veterans with state of the art computers to assist them with job searches, job applications, resume writing and email. Additionally, the VCTC provides veterans with class instruction in areas such as First aid, CPR, security guard training, OSHA classes, Microsoft Office product training, basic computer instruction and occupational skills training. All classroom instruction is provided by professional, friendly and helpful instructors. As with all services at VOC, there is no charge to use the VCTC computers or to take any of the classes offered. If you have any questions about the VCTC or classes offered, please contact the Training Coordinator at 295-7830.
The VCTC is named in honor of Colonel Robert N. Abbott who served in WWII and Korea. Colonel Abbott was a POW during the Korean Conflict enduring 33 months in captivity. Upon Colonel Abbott’s return to Rochester, he became the Civil Defense Director for Monroe County. In July of 1964, Director Abbott was flying in a helicopter to survey the race riots that were going on in Rochester when the helicopter crashed. Director Abbott survived the crash but succumbed to his injuries on August 25, 1964.