How can you find local computer classes for beginners?
Your Own Backyard, Church-yard, & School -yard
There are many place that a lot ofpeople do not know of that offer computer classes, FREE and they give acertificate of completion. Where, are they? These places are as close as your backyards, or you neighbors. Askaround the neighborhood sometimes there are stay at home parents that form agroup (if not form your own) that will have computer lessons, they know andunderstand how you feel about this new aged stuff. The support of one of your peers, make it alittle less frightening when going into the world of Windows, Browsers, RAM,GB, Downloads, Surfing (I remember when surfing use to be on water in theocean), and the World Wide Web better known as WWW.
Learning anything new is so much better when learned withsomeone or more.
The state department of employmentservices will offer self paced computer learning programs Windows, Excel, PowerPoint. You can go as often as you likeand when you can. They are always thereto help you if you should get stuck on something. They will even help you put together aresume. Check also with Housing Authorities,with city, Counties, or State operated ones they offer these and other programsto anyone wanting to learn and enhance their knowledge.
The schools will also offer classes,call the schools near you to see if they do or which schools. If not at the next program they have at theschool and they give you the form to fill out on what you would like to do. Computerclasses, is an ideal. Do you like towork with children? Volunteer, at a school to help a child to read, or to helpthe teacher, Jr high and high Schools are also in need of help. Schools nowadays have computer rooms and theyalways need help in monitoring the kids. If you have children, in school it isa great way to be involved with there educational learning.
I’m a single parent of four children;three of them are grown with their own families. I have 8 grandchildren I still go to theparent information meetings to see what is new or being offered. I Love it and plus it helps me to know andunderstand what my grands are talking about when they come over to show me whatthey learned in school.
You can all the local townshipoffices and ask them sometimes they offer classes or might know who would. Community Action Programs and The YWCA/YMCAalso offer computer classes plus a lot of other self-help programs. Small computer business, will sometimes offerevening courses now they may charge a fee so make sure you ask if there is afee, or hidden cost of free classes they may have you to purchase a book.
Your local library and parkdistricts are a very good place to check, and check surrounding area ones somemay not have a residency requirement. Socialorganizations, Loins Club, Rotary Clubs, Jr Achievement (if they are still inyour area), Churches, Centers for the homeless (you’d be surprised at how manyhomeless people work, and they have to keep there skills enhanced), Hospitalsin there community events area if they have such near you. Check colleges nearyou in the Women’s Center, they offer to pay for at least one class and yourbooks per-semester. Inquire if they havegive certificate upon completion some colleges will take use these for creditas a life skills learned.
The links listed are just a few examples of places that offer beginner computer lessons. I wish youluck, I’m sure you’ll do Great, in fact I Know you will.
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