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CAREERS

Computer Literacy Workshops

Technical knowledge to keep you up-to-date in a fast-paced world.

Our computer literacy offerings will give you the computer skills necessary to secure employment and advance in the workplace. Learn how to effectively utilize computers to support your professional and personal goals!

We have beginner through advanced courses to give you the skills you need to master applications within the Microsoft Office suite, as well as the Google suite. Whether you are just starting out or need to brush up on your existing skills, we have a course for you.

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CAREERS


Pillar offerings:
– Career empowerment workshop series
– Employment coaching & career advising
– Dream Builder
– Computer literacy workshops
– Techie Lab

UPCOMING OFFERINGS

Computer and career workshops

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Microsoft Office Suite

Fresh Start offers beginning through advanced Microsoft Office courses to help you regardless of your starting knowledge of the software programs. Each course builds upon the previous one, systematically teaching you basic through advanced levels of Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Note: All Microsoft classes are subject to the prerequisite of the previous level class. For example, to take Microsoft Word Level 2, you must first take Microsoft Word Level 1 unless you test out.*

Google Suite

– Basic Computers & Google Tools (2 hours)
Learn about Google’s powerful search engine and apps for email; maps; creating documents, spreadsheets and slideshows; blogging; and image editing.

Google Docs

– Level 1 (2 hours)
Introduction to the word processing application as part of Google’s suite of productivity tools

Level 2 (2 hours)
Build on the skills taught in the Google Docs Level 1 class, introducing you to more advanced features of Docs

Google Sheets

Level 1 (2 hours)
Introduction to the spreadsheet processing application as part of Google’s suite of productivity tools

Level 2 (2 hours)
Build on the skills taught in the Google Sheets Level 1 class, introducing you to more advanced features of Sheets

Google Slides

Level 1 (2 hours)
Introduction to the PowerPoint/slide deck application as part of Google’s suite of productivity tools

Level 2 (2 hours)
Build on the skills taught in the Google Slides Level 1 class, introducing you to more advanced features of Slides

Note: All Google Suite classes are subject to the prerequisite of the previous level class. For example, to take Google Docs Level 1, you must first take Google Docs Level 2 unless you test out.*

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*Option to test out

If you feel your skills are sufficient to skip the prerequisite for any of the classes, contact Rocio Cortez, Digital Literacy Program Manager, at [email protected] to request to take an exam to skip the prerequisite.

The prerequisite will be waived upon successful completion of the test with a score of 85% or better.

Proficiency testing

Interested in knowing your proficiency level in the Microsoft Office or Google suite? Want to be able to show prospective employers proof of your skill level?

Fresh Start offers Proficiency Testing for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel!

These 30-40 question tests are intended to assess your proficiency in each program. Upon completion, a certificate indicating your score and a detailed report outlining your results for each question will be emailed to you. These tests are offered at no charge.