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.
Participants who do NOT have a working home computer can register for the Introduction to Computer Literacy program, and may be eligible to receive a FREE refurbished computer and technical support for one-year. Eligibility restrictions apply. Participants must complete the program, including 10.5 hours of computer training. Refurbished computers are only available to residents in the Greater New Haven Area and New Haven Public School families.
Interested in intermediate and advanced classes ? Classes are offered weekly. Register for your next class today!
* Participants receive a refurbished computer. See notes below for Level 2 classes.
Intermediate & Advanced In-Person Classes
Looking for a bit more instruction? Join us for 1-hour classes during the week to continue developing your Technology & Computer Training! Classes are always FREE and offered during the week.
Please note that locations vary. Classes are offered at our three locations:
Wednesdays @ Boys & Girls Club (253 Columbus Avenue, New Haven, CT)
Thursdays @ New Haven Free Public Library/Ives Branch (133 Elm Street, New Haven CT)
Fridays @ Literacy Resource Center (5 Science Park, Suite 2c, New Haven, CT)
Click "Register" to see locations and dates of each class.
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