T.A.L.L. offering computer classes for adults

The Tioga Adult Learning Lab (T.A.L.L.), a program of Literacy Volunteers of Broome / Tioga Counties, Inc., in collaboration with Tioga County, N.Y., is now registering adults to attend computer classes to be held the month of January 2017. Grant funded, there is no charge for this computer instruction.

Open lab evenings will be held at the Owego Free Academy lab located on Sheldon Guile Boulevard in Owego, Room 105, on Jan. 9, 18, 23 and 30, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. 

Open lab hours are also held every Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tioga County Health and Human Resource building (Broome – Tioga Workforce resource room), located on State Route 38 in Owego. Adults can use computer software, use the Internet, check E-Mail, or apply for jobs online. Staff will be available for assistance, and there is no need to pre-register during open lab times, drop-ins are welcome. 

Classes offered in January at the OFA lab site are “Basics of Microsoft Power Point”, held Tuesday, Jan. 3 and Wednesday, Jan. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.; and “Social Networking – Using Facebook”, held Thursday, Jan. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, “The Basics of Microsoft Windows, Word & Excel” will be offered at the OFA lab site. This comprehensive six-week class is geared at beginner and intermediate level computing and will meet most Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Students will learn the basics of the Microsoft Windows operating system, and learn skills in Microsoft Word (a word-processing program) and Excel (a spreadsheet program). Pre-registration is required by contacting the Literacy Volunteers office at (607) 778-6406.

The following classes are also offered in January at the OFA lab site: “Using E-Mail Effectively”, held Thursday, Jan. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.; and “Applying for Jobs Online”, Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. This workshop will offer tips on how to apply for jobs online, with hands on practice.

Open lab sessions are drop-in, but students are encouraged to pre-register to attend classes, and can do so by calling the Literacy Volunteers office at (607) 778-6406. Please call, also, for any questions regarding the T.A.L.L. program.  

Literacy Volunteers is a United Way agency.

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