Owens and Connect Ohio Announce Free Computer Classes in December
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area residents interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills with computers and the Internet are invited to participate in free continuing education computer classes as Owens Community College and the non-profit Connect Ohio organization announce training opportunities during the month of December.
Individuals will be able to attend free computer classes at JOBsolutions of Wood County (1928 E. Gypsy Lane Rd.) in Bowling Green, the Owens Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo and the Owens Learning Center at Arrowhead Park in Maumee in December.
The educational initiative, titled Every Citizen Online, is led by Connect Ohio as part of a $6.9 million federal grant the organization has received to help expand access to broadband Internet to consumers across the state. Each class will highlight computer basics, an introduction to the Internet and discussion about how broadband can be helpful in daily life.
The upcoming six-hour computer classes will take place Saturdays, Dec. 1 and 8 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the College’s Arrowhead Park Learning Center. Classes will also occur Thursdays, Dec. 6 and 13 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Owens Learning Center at The Source. The final computer class session will be held at JOBsolutions of Wood County Fridays, Dec. 7 and 14 from 1-4 p.m.
Connect Ohio is a non-profit public-private partnership, whose mission is to see all Ohioans connected to the benefits of high-speed Internet service. The organization’s federal grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).
For more information, or to register for the free classes, individuals can contact the College’s Workforce and Community Services at (567) 661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7357.