I'm newer to the shooting scene, but I would say to check out Gunsite and see what courses they have to offer. I'm goin there the first chance I get. I hear it's pretty much the "holy grail" of gun training places.
It's located in Arizona however which is more than a hop skip and a jump for not you and I.
Good luck in your endeavors and I hope you can find an affordable place to go. Sounds like one hell of a gift if you ask me.