The Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg will provide two years of computer instruction through a federal grant, the Broadband Technology Operations Program (BTOP) through the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications.
The classes will meet every Tuesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the library beginning Nov. 1. Topics for November will be basic computer, surfing the Internet and email. Other topics such as Excel, Word, Flicker, Facebook, Ebay, Publisher, Power Point, Job and other online databases, EReader devices and Tablets will be covered in the future. A schedule of classes will be posted on the library’s website, www.lcld.org and will be listed in The Mountain Eagle.
Courses will be taught by Mitch Caudill, an instructor at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, and library staff.
On Oct. 19 and 26, a class in resume writing will be offered from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. The course is intended to help patrons who are looking for jobs and will be taught by Rene Back of Hazard Community College.
“ These workshops are intended for our citizens so that they may sharpen their computer skills and hopefully obtain meaningful jobs,” says Lina Tidal, director of Letcher County Public Libraries, “and be able to fill out online job applications.” Funding for these courses is made possible with the BTOP Grant since the library has been designated a Public Library Workforce Center.
All courses are free to the public but space is limited to 10 people a session. Those interested in attending any of the courses need to reserve a spot by calling the library at ( 606) 633- 7547. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.lcld.org.