Computer Training for Job Seekers Scheduled at Springfield Library

SPRINGFIELD — The Union County College Industry Business Institute will begin offering classes to job seekers at the Springfield Free 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 as follows:


Windows Monday, September 12, 2011 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
This is the foundation of any PC based usage.

Word Monday, September 19, 2011 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
A class in the basic elements of MS Word. Emphasis will be on the development of a resume and cover letter.

Outlook – Email Monday, September 26, 2011 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
A class on the proper usage of web based email, email etiquette, responding to job listings, and on line applications. Each participant needing an email address will be assisted in the creation of a personal email account.

Internet – Explorer Monday, October 3, 2011 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Training in the basic usage of the Internet, understanding of web site addresses, introduction to the major web search engines, elements of a web search with specific emphasis on web based job searches.

To register for the classes or for more information, call the Reference Department, 1-973-376-4930 x228, or e-mail:
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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