SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE
Dayton’s new Public Computer Center will open on June 18. The public center with free access to 20 computers with no time restrictions, and state of the art technology like smart boards and interactive video for long distance classes, will help Dayton regain its “economic mojo.”
The center will offer free and low cost job readiness training, adult education, job fairs and public access to broadband. Facilitators will be on hand to assist with questions.
Lots of free classes in computer skills and job search skills are already scheduled for this summer, and this is just the beginning. The center goals include future job resource fairs, adult continuing education classes, small business classes on business plans, understanding economic data, using social media for marketing, and more.
Location and hours
The Dayton Public Computer Center is at 285 Dayton Valley Road in Room 3 of the Dayton Elementary School. Summer hours will be Mondays 9 a.m.-noon; Wednesdays and Thursdays 6-8:30 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
June 23 and 30: Introduction to Microsoft WORD (free). 775-720-4586
July 7: Resume Writing Class (free). 775-575-1703
July 11: Basic P.C. Operations Utilizing WINDOWS. (775-246-0630) There is a small fee for this class.
July 14: How to Do A “Job Search” via computer (free). 775-575-1703
July 21: Job Interviewing Skills (free). 775-575-1703
July 28: Job Resource Fair – open to the public, time TBA
August: How to Search for Scholarships, Apply for Financial Aid, and Find Funding for Career and Technical Training, times TBA
Summer interview, resume, job search and interview classes are courtesy of the Lyon County Employment Partnership with John Karadeema. Introduction to Microsoft Word is courtesy of Leslie Sexton. Basic PC operations are taught by Chuck Armstrong. Scholarship classes are courtesy of the Employment Assistance Program at Community Chest, Inc. with Ashle Overlock.
Computing Center facilitation and technical assistance for Computer Center visitors are provided by Antonn Smith, Jerome Lupena and Elmer Wolf.
Volunteers willing to offer classes on topics like computer skills and small business development are welcomed, as well as a few additional adult volunteers to supervise the center on some evenings and Saturdays.
The new Public Computer Center offers opportunities for free and low cost higher education classes, career and technical education and job readiness training, and lifelong learning through long distance learning and access to broadband and the knowledge of volunteer faculty.
Dayton’s Public Computer Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce BTOP grant, and the video broadcasting bridge is funded through a Federal Improvement of Education Grant. For more information, please call Kathy Griffin at the Lyon County School District at 463-6800 x 3.