The library is hosting another round of digital literacy workshops provided by CareerLink of Cambria County
SkillUp Workshops, Mondays 2-4 p.m.
Dates: *Wednesday June 21
Mondays July 3, July 17, July 31
This program is for adults who want to learn how to use modern technologies, brush up on their computer skills, or learn specific software skills using Pa. CareerLink’s self-directed, web-based e-learning service.
Participants will get hands-on instructions showing how to sign up for the program, how to search and access learning tracks, and they will be taught the digital basics course.
*There are only 10 spots available, so call 814-948-8222 or stop in the library to sign up today.
Benefits of becoming a computer whiz with SkillUp:
The world is at your finger tips.
Using a computer can help you learn new things like how to learn a new hobby such as wood working, or fix a faucet, or find a yoga class. The skill up digital literacy track can teach you the basics and terminology of technology.
You can interact with family and friends all over the country. All you need is a computer or phone with a camera, an internet connection and you are good to go.
You can have items delivered to your doorstep: You no longer must worry about mobility issue. If you have a computer, tablet, or phone and an internet connection buying your groceries and doing your shopping is a click away.
Application (APPS) can improve your life: There are applications that can count the calories you burn while walking, remind you to take your medications or walk your dog, and track your diet. Most of these apps are free.
Digital literacy skills have become necessary for navigating the ever-digitalizing world. Some of the skills that can be learned with the SkillUp digital Literacy track are:
General computer skills: These skills are the first step to being able to apply digital media for everyday use.
Researching: Being able to find relevant information in a vast amount of media is a crucial skill in operating different digital platforms.
Adapting to technological innovations: New technological advancements are presented daily, which is why being able to adapt to changes is an integral part of working with digital platforms.
Collaborating well with others on different digital platforms: Since a large portion of work and education is being performed digitally, it’s important to be able to navigate various digital media that help collaborate with others.
A level of understanding of terms and familiarity with common digital media: This skill allows users to utilize the digital feature to their full potential.
Small business development : you can learn how to develop a Facebook business page, and use a variety of social media platforms to promote your small business.
Once you are computer savvy and confident with your skills you can search for jobs, apply for jobs, and maybe work from the comfort of your home.