Tech Connect Graduates Grateful

posted 12/3/18 -- LCCAA’s latest Tech Connect graduates are grateful for the sense of power and confidence they now feel when they sit down at a keyboard.

“I know how to turn it on without panicking!” said Carolyn Newsom.

Tech Connect is an 8-session course taught by LCCAA and Compu360’s Arun Singh. The course is designed to help residents who need to learn or update their computer skills in order to find jobs.

“Everything you do anymore you’ve got to be on a computer,” said Tony Baker, a retired drywall finisher from Grafton. “I never really had one. I’ve learned a lot.”

Tony and his friend Bill Zsigray are both skilled veterans of the construction industry used to working with their hands. Tech Connect helped them pick up new skills.

“Now I can navigate on the computer some and I got a resume out there,” said Bill, who is looking for a job as a forklift operator, which is not impacted by winter lulls like the building trades are.

The class provides basic instruction in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), Internet searches, email use and resume building. After completing the course, graduates who are living at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level receive a free, refurbished computer, complete with detailed instructions on how to set it up.

Stay tuned for information on our next Tech Connect class, coming in early 2019.