Digital Literacy Skills Classes

Program Overview: Gain practical, employable skills to help you succeed in the workforce. You will become familiar with commonly used software programs, online tools, and social media platforms. There are three classes, each with their own focus. You may take just one, two, or all three of these classes, in any order you wish. Classes consist of discussion, hands on learning, scenarios and exercises.

Length: Each class is a different length, please refer to each class description for details

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m

Open lab hours for one to one help available on Fridays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Basic Computing & Typing Skills Class

Class runs:

September 7, 2020 – September 17, 2020 (including optional Friday lab)

3 pm-5 pm Monday through Thursday, with optional Friday lab from 3 pm-5 pm

Class length: 2 weeks

What you learn:

  • Operating systems, Management & Customization
  • Internet & the World Wide Web
  • Safety & Ethics
  • Improve your typing skills
  • Networking & Communications

Google Suite and Social Media

Class runs:

June 22, 2020 – July 2, 2020 (including optional Friday lab)

3 pm-5 pm Monday through Thursday, with optional Friday lab from 3 pm-5 pm

Class length:  2 weeks

What you learn:

  • Introduces social media platforms and digital tools that are common in the workplace
  • Covers: Slack, Skype, LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Learn the basics in G Suite (Google Suite): Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides

Microsoft Office Suite Class

Class runs:

July 6, 2020 – August 21, 2020 (including optional Friday lab)

3 pm-5 pm Monday through Thursday, with optional Friday lab from 3 pm-5 pm

Class length: 7 weeks

What you learn:

  • Focuses on Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel
  • Learn how to edit, format, share and print documents
  • Navigate a spreadsheet and generate charts
  • Manage a calendar
  • Attach and send documents

About the Instructor – Michelle Rosenaur

Michelle is a former IT professional, specializing in database administration and development. In addition to teaching Digital Literacy at JobTrain, she helps out in the Resource Center. She also teaches relational database and business intelligence at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension in Santa Clara.

Computer Literacy in Spanish

This introductory computer course is taught in Spanish for Spanish speakers. You’ll learn about operating systems, management and customization, how to utilize the world wide web, Microsoft Office programs and social media platforms and much more. Students must have a computer or laptop use for the class.

August 5th to October 1st, 2020
Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

En esta clase introductorio de computación, aprenderá sobre sistemas operativos, dirección y personalización, cómo utilizar programas Microsoft Office y plataformas de medios sociales. Por favor, tenga computadora o computadora portátil es necesaria para la clase.

5 de Agosto a 1 de Octubre, 2020
Miércoles & Jueves , 6:00-7:30 pm

About the Instructor – Luis Molina

Luis Molina is a Computer Literacy Instructor with four years of experience working alongside JobTrain. Luis specializes in Spanish speakers and is responsible for educating the Hispanic community in the Bay Area using progressive systems and applications, including Zoom. Luis uses his positive attitude and patience to encourage others to succeed. Luis is inspired daily by his mother and grandmother in El Salvador. In his free time, Luis likes to hike, walk on the beach and trying to help his community.