Friday, May 6, 2011

Computer classes aimed at job seekers to be held in June.

Raritan Valley Community College will offer classes to job seekers at Clarence Dillon Public Library to improve their computer and job search skills. The classes will focus on the basic computer skills needed by every job applicant today making them more confident and self sufficient. All courses will be delivered at a basic user level, are 4 hours and built around workforce development skills.

Classes are scheduled at the library from 1 – 5pm on the following Thurdays:

Windows (version 7) - June 2, 2011

Word (version 2007) - June 9, 2011

Internet (on IE8) - June 16, 2011

E-mail - June 30, 2011

To register for the classes or for more information, call the Circulation Desk at 908-234-2325 or e-mail the Reference Desk:

The training comes as part of a $5.1 million National Telecommunications and Information Administration American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant to support the New Jersey State Library’s Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP). The program’s goal is to make New Jersey’s libraries strategic job-creating facilities by adding computer workstations, upgrading Internet connectivity, and providing job search assistance and workforce development programs.

A consortium of New Jersey's community colleges will deliver training using its existing curriculum. Additional online content and training developed by New Jersey Network will also be available. More than 5 million New Jersey residents will be served through this initiative.

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