Bedford County CareerLink, library hosting a free basic computer course

BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Bedford County PA CareerLink, in partnership with Bedford County’s Federated Library System, is offering a free basic computer course for the public in June.

The program will run for five consecutive weeks starting Wednesday, June 1 and ending on Wednesday, June 29. Every Wednesday, from 1 to 3 p.m., classes will be held at the PA CareerLink office located at Bedford Business Park, 1 Corporate Drive, to help introduce and teach community members the basics of computing. Computers will be made available to participants.

There are only 12 places available for the course and registration is on a first come, first served basis. You can register by calling the Bedford County PA CareerLink at 814-623-6107 or the Bedford County Library at 814-623-5010.

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“Knowing how to use a computer is essential for today’s job seekers,” said Gwen Fisher, administrator of the PA CareerLink site. “Everything from job applications, corporate training and benefits enrollment has largely moved to an online environment.”

Introductory level classes will teach from scratch, answering questions such as what is a computer? How do I turn it on and use the keyboard? These topics, among others, will be discussed.

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