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Free Computer Training In Plainfield Public Library Made Possible By Federal Funding

Posted by on Thursday, 3 March, 2011

Computer Training


New Jersey – Free computer training is being made possible at Plainfield Public Library and Union County College this Spring all thanks to a federal stimulus grant of over $5 million dollars.   Part of the grant will be used to fund the computer training courses starting Saturday March 19th, and continue each Saturday until April 9th.

The curriculum consists of computer training on Microsoft Word, Outlook, Windows and Internet Explorer and will be limited to 12 students each class.   Each student is required to register.

The goal of the course is to provide job seekers a way to improve their work skills. It is also a part of the overall New Jersey State Library’s Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP).   The vision is to make the libraries in New Jersey “strategic job-creating facilities”.

According to Joe Da Rold, the library director of Plainfield Public Library,  “These classes will provide important feedback for our future planning… From the instructors and the clients, we will learn if the public wants a higher level of computer instruction that what we currently offer.”

Related resources:
Computer training courses – Includes MS Office: Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Access

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