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The Enterprise Center announces more “Tech Goes Home” opportunities

The Enterprise Center in Chattanooga has announced that anyone in Hamilton County looking to improve their office technology skills for job readiness can benefit from free courses through its nationally-recognized “Tech Goes Home” (TGH) program, including the option to get a new device for only $50 upon course completion.

According to this week’s announcement, “Work Ready” courses begin July 6, with weekly classes covering a wide range of computer programs commonly used in a variety of office roles. Additionally, another round of “Teacher Edition” courses – which focus on learning platforms, science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related technology, and resources for the classroom – will take place July 25 and July 26 for any Hamilton County Teachers interested in preparing for the upcoming school year.

As The Enterprise Center’s digital inclusion and literacy program for residents, TGH offers programs city-wide as well as regionally across the State of Tennessee. Since 2014, more than 6,000 residents have attended a “Tech Goes Home”  course.

“So many people take access to technology and an understanding of how to use it – especially how to harness it in helpful ways – for granted,” said TGH Program Director Sammy Lowdermilk. “Our role as an organization is to address the needs of all those who deserve that same access and have not had the chance yet. Improving digital literacy in our community is how we can build a stronger workforce, a more stable economy and healthier, happier individuals and families. It’s about so much more than any of the programs we teach.”

Participants receive 15 hours of training to learn new ways to utilize technology in their daily lives, have the option to purchase a new Chromebook or tablet for only $50, and also can receive assistance in obtaining access to low-cost home internet. Class sizes are limited and registration is required. For more information or to apply for the free classes, call 423/521-2071 or register here.

 

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