In today’s technologically oriented economy, it’s no surprise that employees with strong computer skills fare better in the job market than their tech challenged counterparts. This trend influences hiring for virtually all jobs, not just technology-centered positions.
Most jobs today require a working knowledge of certain computer skills. Employers seek and reward employees with the skills and knowledge to send messages across the country via e-mail; use a spreadsheet to create a graph and paste it into a report; add and edit data in a database; understand the implications of file sizes, memory limitations, and network arrangements; and recognise the function and features of modern computer components. Any job candidate who already possesses these skills will stand above those who do not.
Extended Hands offers a 6 - 8 week computer class that provides instruction on basic computer programs to include Word, Excel, Windows, Outlook, and PowerPoint. In addition, the class offers life skills instruction to include resume writing, interviewing skills, budgeting, and goal setting. Class size is small for direct interaction with instructors. Computer and Job Skills classes are offered in St. Mary's Church on Tuesdays between 10am and 12pm.