Computer Foundations


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Are you an older worker feeling out of place in a digital world? 

Has COVID upended your work environment?

Has COVID changed the way you look for work? 

Do you need help moving to a remote world? 

Do your next steps require additional computer skills? 

If you are over 50 and struggling to understand the digital world or if you want to be more confident with your computer skills, Computer Foundations is designed to help.  This 12-week hands-on program is tailor-made for you.   

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Gain confidence as you are introduced to the hardware and software components that will set the foundation groundwork for you to build your computer skills.  The program will define basic computer concepts and terminology.  Learn to navigate the desktop (or laptop), tabs, windows, toolbars, and taskbars.  Examine the Windows Control Panel to identify settings and customize controls. Explore files and learn to browse, open and rename a file.  

Learn how to access assessments, sign up for online training, and complete online job applications. Practice creating new folders including copying and moving files. Use Microsoft Word to create, edit, and print out a document.  

Master the use of email, including how to open and save email attachments. Explore the internet and learn how to find information. Learn steps you can take to be safe while online. 

In addition to computer skills, the program will include a writing workshop with practical information, tools, and techniques for writing in today’s professional environment.  Participants will learn and practice writing that communicates their thoughts for the desired impact. Writing best practices for job-seeking materials, including resumes and cover letters, are also covered. 

Location to practice and learn more about job seeking will be available  

Classes start September XX, 2022  

Mondays and Wednesday 3-5:00 

At Montgomery College Rockville Campus 

Location TBD 

The Computer Foundations program is made possible by….


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ARPA COVID-19 Impact Self-Attestation

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Individuals entering ARPA services may self-attest to impact(s) caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic below. Check all that apply.
Have you, a parent/guardian, or other adult household member lost employment due to the COVID pandemic?
Have you, a parent/guardian, or other adult household member lost hours/wages due to the COVID pandemic?
Have you, a parent/guardian, or other adult household member lost childcare due to the COVID pandemic?
Were you, a parent/guardian, or other adult household member facing eviction, housing insecurity or homelessness due to the COVID pandemic?
Were you, a parent/guardian, or other adult household member unable to obtain employment due to business closures or economic downturn due to the COVID pandemic?
Were you, a parent/guardian, or other adult household member unable to enroll in virtual training/education due to the inability to obtain electronic devices, WIFI/Internet or any other digital barrier since the onset of the COVID pandemic?
Have you, a parent/guardian, or other adult household member had social emotional fears/anxieties due to the COVID virus? Note: You are not required to disclose medical, private, or HIPAA related information.
Have you, a parent/guardian, or other adult household member had death/illness/ on-going health symptoms due to the COVID virus? Note: You are not required to disclose medical, private, or HIPAA related information.

Self-Attestation Statement
I certify that the information provided on this document is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that such information is subject to verification and further understand that the above information, if misrepresented or incomplete, may be grounds for immediate termination from any ARPA program and/or penalties as specified by law.
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