About Us

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Commonwealth Computer Training (CCT) opened in 2001 as the technology training division of Commonwealth Personnel Consultants, Inc., Patricia W. Haynes, a Certified Personnel Consultant, co-founded Commonwealth Personnel Consultants in 1985. It is one of the first female owned and operated recruiting firms in the Richmond, Virginia area.

In 2000 Pat hired Rachel Stone, a certified Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor, who launched CCT as a response to the many candidates who were entering the market who did not have updated computer skills. Originally CCT offered multi-level classes in Microsoft Office 2000 and Windows 2000, with Rachel as the director and sole instructor.

Over the years the training center grew, took on more instructors, and offered a larger variety of classes. Today CCT hosts over 160 classes in a variety of software skills and business skills, as well as online skill testing services, custom designed training services, and a new guest series of training programs bringing in professionals from the arts to deliver exciting new classes.


“Commonwealth Computer Training has been instrumental for a smooth transition to Office 2010. Rachel’s instruction is clear, easy to understand, thorough and relevant to our needs. Rachel also researched answers to specific questions and is very experienced about the differences between 2003, 2007 and 2010. Attending Commonwealth Computer Training classes is a must-have tool to be efficient and knowledgeable.”
-Thereza Morris, Firm Administrator, Timothy H. Guare, PLC