Adults can learn digital and computer skills at these classes

Published 10:38 am Friday, March 8, 2024

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Do you have to rely on your children or grandchildren for help with email, the internet or filling out online forms?

Do you feel lost or intimidated when trying to navigate a computer or keyboard?

Are you afraid of using the internet or email due to the threat of online scams?

Join N.C. Cooperative Extension, Davie County Center, for free, introductory computer training classes that will address these and other common computer related needs.

The training is designed to help adult learners develop digital skills needed to achieve their personal, civic, educational and career goals.  Participants will utilize laptop computers to complete online training modules under the guidance of the instructor in a supportive and friendly environment, said Colleen Church, Davie Extension director.

Classes are small, limited to only 10, and each class lasts approximately one and a half hours.  All classes will begin at 9 a.m. aat N.C. Cooperative Extension, Davie County Center, 642 Wilkesboro St., Mocksville.  Pre-registration is required by calling 336-753-6100 prior to the class date.  There is no cost to attend.

The first class on March 15 will cover the basics of using a computing device and a mouse.

On March 22, participants will learn how to use the keyboard effectively and practice keyboard mechanics.

The third class on April 12 will cover accessing and searching the internet.

The final class on April 19 will teach participants how to surf the internet securely and identify security features and threats.

Additional class topics to be offered in May and June include how to demonstrate basic email functions, create document using word processing and perform basic file management techniques.  Classes can also be brought to small groups at other locations across the county.

Contact Church, at 336-753-6100 for questions or more information.