Free Computer Training For Job Seekers

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CLARK – Union County College will begin offering classes to job seekers at the Clark 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 four hours and built around workforce development skills.

The following classes will all be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Windows class will be held on July 7. The Word class will be held on July 14. The Outlook class will be held on July 21 and the Explorer class will be held on July 28. To register for the classes or for more information, call Jennifer Sidie 1-732-388-5999. The Clark Public Library is located at 303 Westfield Avenue.

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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. 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 five million New Jersey residents will be served through this initiative.


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