WANT TO LEARN COMPUTERS - Now's Your Chance, Free

If your looking to learn about computers, the new Calhoun County Technology Opportunity Center (TOC) is your answer.

The course is free.

You can enroll now by phone for Basic and Intermediate computer training in the TOC at Calhoun Middle/High School.

Registration is being taken for April classes.

You can learn Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point and internet.

The lab has been upgraded through the Technology Opportunity Center (TOC) Expansion Project, proposed by The EdVenture Group.

It is aligned with The Appalachian Regional Commission's mission to be an advocate for and partner with the people of Appalachia to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life.

The grant received through the Appalachian Regional Commission will provide labs to students and teachers during the day for research, career exploration, computer lab sessions that support their coursework, teacher's professional development and in-service training.

In the evenings, community members and businesses use the TOCs for hands-on training. These courses are offered to the public free of charge and include 15 or 30 hours of hands-on instruction on the Windows environment, the Microsoft Office suite, the Internet. The TOC Expansion project is planned for a one-year period. During this time, The EdVenture Group will work closely with Calhoun Schools.

The TOC Expansion project is being implemented in 10 West Virginia counties: Braxton, Calhoun, Gilmer, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Roane, Summers, Webster and Wyoming.

For more information call Gloria at 888-862-0505.