Our clients really want to succeed in their training. The eager students attending our keyboarding classes demonstrate this desire.
On a beautiful summer day, Carol, Charlene, Michael and Roberto worked diligently at their computers practicing keyboarding skills. Jose, our technology tutor mans the computer classroom during keyboarding class to answer questions and address any tech issues.
Carol (pictured on the left) has some experience with computers and some typing skills. But needs to improve her keyboarding before training. "I do some typing now, mostly grocery lists on a typewriter," Carol explained. So, she comes in regularly each Wednesday to hone her skills.
Charlene (second from left) has an "ultimate goal to get a job. First I have to improve my typing, then I have to gain computer skills and then I can look for a job." Charlene is on the wait list for individual technology training and wants to make good use of her time. "I wish the lab was open more than once a week," she added.
Michael (standing in the grey sweatshirt) said, "My goal is to be a DORS (Department of Rehabilitation Services) counselor. So, I need to increase my computer skills." Michael gives his fingers quite a workout on Wednesday. He spends the morning in the computer lab and an hour in the afternoon learning to read braille with our braille tutor.
Roberto (on the right) shares his classmates employment goal. "I am learning what I need to know about the computer to get a job. This is the first time I have worked at a computer. I also want to use it to stay in touch with people."
Our lab tutors are instrumental in ensuring our clients are ready for individual training.