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ELECTRONIC DATABASE
 
 

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Learn4Life (soon to be Gale Courses) With your PLYMC Library Card, you have access to FREE instructor-led online courses. Many types of classes, include: accounting, computer applications, legal, personal development.
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Learning Express Library This database provides access to interactive tutorials and practice exams, including Computer Skill Courses.  It’s free for Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County library card holders. Click here for this database
     
Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success provides resources to boost basic workplace and job search skills, and prepare job seekers for advanced occupational training. This interactive, self-paced learning approach allows job seekers to learn at their convenience. Among the key workplace skills you will improve or learn are computer and internet skills.  Another free resource for library cardholders! Click here for this database
     
 

ONLINE RESOURCES

 

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Computers & Technology Websites Here you will find useful web sites, grouped by categories, offering free tutorials for using computers, from typing & using a mouse, to Word & Excel & PowerPoint, to surfing the Internet. Click here for this web page
     
 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

 

 Location

Do you have a computer lab or computer classes?

Cost

     
Boys & Girls Club Of Youngstown
2105 Oak Hill Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44507
330-782-2714
www.ytownbgc.org 
Computers have internet access and printing capabilities. Members can learn to use programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Services provided only to club members, ages 6-18
$7.00 year membership
     
McGuffey Centre
1649 Jacobs Rd.
Youngstown, OH
330-744-4377
The 12-computer lab is open for member use when not already scheduled for Centre programming.  No computer classes currently, but there may be some classes in the fall—call to check on availability.
(info. obtained 6-19-2013)
Must be a member of McGuffey Centre, membership is $75.00 per year for adults, $55.00 for senior citizens.
     
Mahoning-Youngstown Community
Action Partnership (MYCAP)
1325 Fifth Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44504
330-747-7921 x 1190
www.my-cap.org
“Every Citizen Online” Basic Computer Classes geared toward first-time computer and broadband users. The coursework will include three sessions covering computer basics, Microsoft Windows, and an introduction to the Internet. Classes are free but advance registration is
required
     
Mahoning County One-Stop
149 Boardman-Canfield Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44512
330-965-1787
www.onestopohio.org
Offers a free basic computer class that help clients successfully operate in the online environment. There is also a free resume workshop that introduces various kinds or resumes and helps an individual customize their resume to make it more effective. Classes are free but advance registration is required.
     
One-Stop Satellite
Oakhill Renaissance Center
345 Oakhill Avenue
(Use Entrance D)
Youngstown, OH  44502
330-884-6178 
Very basic classes. Free, but advance registration is required.
     
Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley
962 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Youngstown, OH 44510
330-744-5486
www.rescuemahoningvalley.org
Has computer lab and provides some instruction but only to residents of the facility. NA
 

Senior Center of Mahoning County
1110 Fifth Avenue
Youngstown, OH
330-744-5071
www.seniorindependence.org/-senior-centers/mahoning-valley
The center has a room with 5 computers.  Have ongoing 5-week computer classes for beginners, intermediate, and advanced.  Classes are on Wednesdays. Membership in Center is $20.00 per year.
Classes are $25.00 each. Classes limited to 6-10 people.
     
Warriors, Inc.
2733 Market Street
Youngstown, OH 44507
330-783-5440
Classes in the computer lab are available only to students enrolled in their preschool program. Free, but limited to students enrolled in their preschool.
     
YMCA - Central Branch
17 N. Champion St.
Youngstown, OH 44501
330-744-8411
www.youngstownymca.org
Computer classes are offered—call to check on availability and to register. Free, but advance registration is required.
     
YMCA - Davis Branch 
45 McClurg Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44512
330-480-5656
Computer classes are offered occasionally—call to check on availability. $22 for members, $44 for non-members; however fees may increase in the fall.
(info. obtained 6-19-2013)
     
 

COMMERCIAL PROVIDERS

 

Location

 Do you have a computer lab or computer classes?

Cost

     
Best Buy
1-800-Geeksquad (433-5778)
www.bestbuy.com/site/Geek-Squad
No classes, but they have a Geek Squad program that will provide instruction online or in your home. Varies from 49.99 and up. See their website for details.
Choffin Career and Technical Center
200 E. Wood St.
Youngstown, OH 44503
330-744-8700
www.choffincareer.com
Computer classes often offered in the adult education curriculum. Length and cost of class varies by topic.
     
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center
7300 North Palmyra Rd.
Canfield, OH 44406
330-729-4100
www.mahoningctc.com 
Computer classes offered in the adult education curriculum under the heading Business and Marketing Classes. Adult education classes, variously priced.
     
MicroDoctor
4195 Parkman Rd. NW
Warren, OH  44481
1-800-343-7400
www.microdoctor.com
No lab or classes. They offer “training” on a one to one basis. In store: $75.00 per hour
In home: $95.00 per hour
(fees may increase at any time)
     
YSU Metro College
Southwoods Commons
100 DeBartolo Place, Suite 200
Youngstown, OH 44512
330-941-2465
web.ysu.edu/metro
Most classes are full day (9-5) total immersion in topic.  There are a couple of half day classes and one that runs 2 hours per week for 6-weeks Classes with human instructor range from $54.00 to $398.00 for a full week boot camp.  Online classes through Ed2Go are $95.00 for a six-week course.  Gatlin courses are much more expensive and are for people looking for marketable skills, not just general knowledge.

The information on this list was obtained by telephone and online 6-19-13. Since provider circumstances can change we encourage you to verify availability of computer class with providers at the time you wish to enroll in a program.  Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Information Services Dept., 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503  330.744.8636 reference@libraryvisit.org

Revised 6-19-13