Technology & Computer Training Program

CfAL's Technology & Computer Training program provides FREE basic computer instruction.  Participants learn how to create a resume, a household budget, how to PDF documents, safely apply for jobs online, and how to operate virus and spyware software.  All training is FREE.  Lessons are available online and/or in-person.* 

Program benefits include building job skills from typing and learning Microsoft programs to basic budgeting and computer maintenance.  Parents are also able to extend learning beyond the classroom, and increase involvement in children’s education at home.  This program works to eliminate the technology gap.

No computer?  NO PROBLEM!

Participants who do NOT have a working home computer can register for the FULL program, and may be eligibla to receive a FREE refurbished computer and technical support for one-year.  Eligibility restrictions apply.  Participants must complete both Level 1 and Level 2 to receive computer.  Refurbished computers are only availble to New Haven residents and New Haven Public School familes. See details below.

Interested in LIVE classes ONLINE?  Online classes are offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  Register for your next class today!


* Participants receive a refurbished computer.  See notes below for Level 2 classes.        

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Technology & Computer Training Program (Computer Included)

Participants CAN  be eligible to receive a FREE refurbished computer AFTER completing program requirements.  Participants must be over 18 years of age to receive a refurbished computer.  Refurbished computers are only availble to New Haven residents and New Haven Public School familes. 


If eligible to receive a free refurbished computer, you MUST complete:

  • Level 1 within 72 hours AND

  • Level 2 classes within 3 weeks of registering. 


Level 1: Introduction to Computers

Level 1 is completed online, and takes approximately an 1.5 to 2 hours.  It does NOT need to be done in one sitting – you can start and stop as you like.  To access the online courses, visit  You will receive a confirmation email from this site within the next 48 hours.  Please contact 475.227.3270 during busines hours if you need help signing into online classes.

Level 2: How to Use the Computer

Level 2 can be completed online OR in-person.  LIVE online classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  Attendance is taken.  You MUST complete four Level 2 lessons to meet the requirements to receive a computer:


  • Create a Resume in Microsoft Word or Google Docs

  • Applying to Jobs Online

  • Create a Budget in Microsoft Word or Google Sheets

  • Using Spyware and Antivirus Software (PCs)