|Owens offers free computer classes in BG|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune|
|Monday, 01 April 2013 09:33|
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 April.
Individuals will be able to attend free computer classes at Wood County JOBsolutions, 1928 E. Gypsy Lane Road in Bowling Green; Hancock County JOBsolutions, 7746 County Road 140 Suite B in Findlay; and the Owens Learning Center at Arrowhead Park in Maumee.
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 Tuesday and Thursday, April 9 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays, April 20 and 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at the college's Arrowhead Park Learning Center. Classes will also occur Wednesdays, April 17 and 24 from 9 a.m. noon at Hancock County JOBsolutions. The final computer class session will be held at Wood County JOBsolutions Fridays, April 19 and 26 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 call (567) 661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7357.
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