Computer Training Resources

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LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Library Classes & Programs

Brief Description

For more information & Registration

Book-A-LibrarianYou can Book-A-Librarian for one hour individual help in many areas
Get ConnectedComputer classes led by librarians are listed in the Happenings Newsletter each month
BIC Classes & ProgramsBusiness-related computer classes are provided by the BIC Librarian

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

Online Resource

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Link

Adult Learning Center (Brainfuse)Access career resources, resume help, practice tests and Microsoft Office help.  Live online tutoring is available Monday-Sunday, 3pm-12am.http://main.young.oh.brainfuse.com/alc
Gale CoursesWith your PLYMC Library Card, you have access to FREE instructor-led online courses.  Many types of classes available: accounting, computer applications, legal, personal development.
Sign up now! It’s free, fun and convenient!
http://education.gale.com/l-plymc
Hoopla (Midwest Tape)With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, ebooks, and comics with a valid library card.  Movies and TV episodes teaching Internet Safety and computer applications under the Educational and How To categories.http://www.hoopladigital.com
JobNow (Brainfuse)Get live job coaching, resume assistance, and more. Live help is available Monday – Sunday, 3pm-12am.  Computer software lessons available 24×7 365 days a year found at Skill Surfer.http://main.youjob.oh.brainfuse.com
Learning Express LibraryThis resource 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.http://www.learningexpresslibrary3.com
Lynda.com (LinkedIn)Learn business, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals using these free video courses on the latest software, taught by industry experts. Both in-library and remote users must enter their library card number and PIN to access Lynda.comhttps://www.lynda.com/portal/patron?org=libraryvisit.org

 

INTERNET RESOURCES

Website

Brief Description

Link

DigitalLearn.org“If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.”http://digitallearn.org/learn
DigitalLiteracy.GovThis site lists several external websites that help one learn how to use a computer or mobile device, software applications, the internet, communicating on the web, and child online protection.http://www.digitalliteracy.gov/
GCF Learn FreeAn online learning center with over 750 free tutorials covering everything from life skills to resume writing, it is especially strong on computer tutorials for Operating Systems and Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.http://www.gcflearnfree.org
 MouserciseA mousing exercise to help beginning computer users learn how to use a mouse.http://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/
 Typing.comFree online lessons to learn how to type.https://www.typing.com
 TypingTest.comTake a 1-minute typing test to learn how many words per minute (wpm) you can type.http://www.typingtest.com

 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Location

Do you have a computer lab or computer classes?

Cost

ANC McGuffey Centre
1649 Jacobs Rd.
Youngtown, OH  44505
330.744.4377
www.ancmcguffeycentre.org
The 12-computer lab is open for member use when not already scheduled for Centre programming.  To check for classes, contact the Centre Office at 330-744-4377 or email centre.pr.programs@gmail.comMust be a member of the McGuffey Centre.
There is an annual membership fee.
Austintown Senior Center
112 Westchester Dr.
Austintown, OH  44515
330.953.1416
www.austintownseniorcenter.org
Offers various computer classes: basic, advanced, iPad, and more.Free to members.  Membership free for Austintown residents, small fee for nonresidents.
Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown
2105 Oak Hill Ave.
Youngstown, OH  44507
330.782.2714
www.bgcy.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
There is an annual membership fee.
Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership (MYCAP)
1325 Fifth Ave.
Youngstown, OH  44504
330.747.7921
www.mycaphelp.com
Basic computer classes which aim to help people learn the basic use of how to operate a computer and how to find information over the internet.Classes are free, but advance registration is required.
Ohio Means Jobs – Mahoning County
149 Boardman-Canfield Rd.
Youngstown, OH  44512
330.965.1787
www.onestopohio.org
Offers a basic computer class that helps clients successfully operate in the online environment.  There is also a free resume workshop that introduces various kinds of resumes and helps an individual customize their resume to make it more effective.Classes are free, but advance registration is required.
Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley
962 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Youngstown, OH  44510
330.744.5486
www.rescuemissionmv.org
Has computer lab and provides some instruction but only to residents of the facility.NA
Senior Center of Mahoning County
1110 Fifth Ave.
Youngstown, OH  44504
330.744.5071
The center has a room with 5 computers.  Have ongoing 5-week computer classes for beginners, intermediate, and advanced. Classes are on Wednesdays.Classes are limited to 6-10 people.
There is an annual membership fee plus a fee for each computer class.
YMCA-Davis Branch
45 McClurg Rd.
Youngstown, OH  44512
330.480.5656
www.youngstownymca.org
Computer classes are offered occasionally–call to check on availability.Fees are charged, varies for member vs. nonmember.
YWCA of Youngstown
25 W. Rayen Ave.
Youngstown, OH  44503
330.746.6361
www.ywca.org/Youngstown
Small computer lab with computer classes offered occasionally to residents only.NA

 

EDUCATIONAL PROVIDERS

Location

Do you have a computer lab or computer classes?

Cost

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 varies by topic.
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center
7300 North Palmyra Rd.
Canfield, OH  44406
330.729.4100
mahoningctc.com/
Computer classes offered in the adult education curriculum under the heading Business and Marketing Classes.Adult education classes, variously priced.
The information on this list was obtained by telephone and online 1-28-2016. Since provider circumstances can change we encourage you to verify availability of computer classes 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 1-28-2016