Beginning in January, the Business & Technology Center will offer three computer classes for beginners: Computer Basics & Fundamentals, Internet Basics & Safety and Microsoft Word 2007.
Morning and evening classes will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. All classes are held in the Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center (2001 Plymouth Ave. N, Minneapolis, Minn. 55411) and are free and available to everyone.
Throughout the country and worldwide, there is a gap between those who have access and knowledge to computers and other technological tools and those who do not. This is called the digital divide. As computer skills become essential even to perform daily tasks, many people still do not have adequate access. Job searching, creating a cover letter and resume, looking up your child’s school information online or applying to college all require technological skill. Knowing this, the Business & Technology Center has developed computer classes for residents in North Minneapolis and the surrounding area. With three free classes to choose from and one new class added every month to the list, community members are sure to find a class that fits their needs.
Computer Basics & Fundamentals:
This one-hour class offered on Tuesdays is great for new computer users. Students will learn the basic parts of a computer, how to turn on the computer and monitor, how to navigate the desktop, how to use a mouse and important keys on the keyboard.
Microsoft Word 2007:
Offered on Wednesdays, this 2 hour class is sure to build up your word processing skills. Students will learn how to navigate through Microsoft Word, edit text, format a paragraph, create lists with bullets and numbers, use spell check and more.
Internet Basics & Safety:
Open schedule on Thursdays? Fill it up by taking the Internet Basics & Safety class. For one hour, students will learn how the Internet works, basic Internet terms, how to perform searches and safety measure to protect your information.
For more information about computer classes or to register, contact Tina Hanson at 612-624-3478 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For general information about the B-Tech Center, contact Brandy Churchill at 612-624-3404 or email@example.com.
The Business & Technology Center (B-Tech Center) opened in 2009 in North Minneapolis and is an extension of the University of Minnesota’s Office for Business & Community Economic Development. The B-Tech Center provides a variety of services and programs such as entrepreneurial assistance to local small business owners, leadership training for urban high school youth and access to technology for families in the surrounding community.
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