In today’s workplace, technology and the Internet are central to nearly all business operations. But what if you’ve never seen the Internet and don’t have access to a computer? A study published in 2013 found that only 22 percent of Americans in prison have ever used a computer. This gap in computing basics is just one of many obstacles returning citizens face while looking for gainful employment.
With support from the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, our new Career Pathways program has launched a “Tech 101” training course to address the mismatch between what’s being taught “on the inside” and what’s relevant on the outside.
Tech 101: Introduction to Technology for the Workplace
This entry-level course introduces fundamental technology skills needed in today’s workforce.
Why join? Learn basic technology skills that are required in the workplace. Boost your confidence and comfort with technology!
What will you learn? The course covers an essential technology skillset, from the Microsoft Office and Google Suites to email basics and more. The course will also cover finding jobs and applying online.
How does it work? This free, 12-session course will be taught in a classroom setting. Students will be provided with notebook computers and internet access for use in class.
The next session will run from May 13 to June 24, 2019, with sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 9:00pm. If interested, please complete the expression of interest form below. If you have any questions, contact Karina Velez at 212.237.8621.
Interested in reserving a spot for 2019? Sign up below.