Tech Goes Home Offers New Work Readiness and Teacher Training Course Options, Applications Open for July
Anyone in Hamilton County looking to improve their office technology skills to prepare for the job can take advantage of free courses through Tech Goes Home – including the chance to get a new device for just $50 at the end of the term. Classes.
Work Ready classes begin July 6, with weekly classes covering a wide range of computer programs commonly used in a variety of office roles.
Additionally, another series of Teacher Edition courses – which focus on learning platforms, STEM-related technology and resources for the classroom – will take place on July 25-26 for all teachers in Hamilton County. interested in preparing for the upcoming school year.
“The course was very helpful and helpful to me,” said a Tech Goes Home graduate.
“The instructors were always helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. I really enjoy the Chromebook, it’s so awesome! I came away with a lot more knowledge than I had before classes started.”
What does Tech Goes Home do – and what should you expect from a course?
As the digital inclusion and literacy program for Enterprise Center residents, TGH offers citywide programs as well as regionally across the state of Tennessee. Since 2014, more than 6,000 residents have completed a Tech Goes Home course.
“So many people take for granted access to technology and an understanding of how to use it — especially how to leverage it in useful ways,” said Sammy Lowdermilk, program director Tech Goes Home. “Our role as an organization is to meet the needs of all those who deserve this same access and who have not yet had the chance.
“Improving digital literacy in our community is how we can build a stronger workforce, a more stable economy, and healthier, happier individuals and families. It’s so much more than any of the programs we teach.”
Through partnerships with schools, public libraries, churches, nonprofits, and other organizations across the county, TGH CHA offers free classes designed to help residents develop the skills and habits needed smart technology and internet usage.
Participants receive 15 hours of training to learn new ways to use technology in their daily lives, have the option to purchase a new Chromebook or tablet for just $50, and can also receive help accessing Low cost home internet.
Class sizes are limited and registration is required. For more information or to apply for the free courses, you can call 423-521-2071 or visit www.techgoeshomecha.org.