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Opt In to Technology at PSC


Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Bridge the gap between technology and a new you. Prairie State College’s (PSC) new Opt In program consists of two computer training centers and free classes to teach basic technological skills.

One location is at the Adult Training and Outreach Center at 202 S. Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, room A145. The hours are Monday through Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. The second is located at the Matteson Area Center located at 4821 Southwick Dr., Matteson, Computer Training Lab. The hours for this location are Monday through Thursday from 3:30 through 6:30 p.m.

No matter what skill level you have or want to have Opt In can help. Learn how to use the Internet, e-mail, and even Facebook. Free classes on Microsoft programs and computer basics are available. Tutors also will be available to help improve math, reading, and writing skills with the help of Internet resources. Explore the world of information technology and get support in potential careers and with job searches through the Illinois WorkNet Center.

“We set out to eliminate the digital divide not only for current students but also for members of the community who may not have access to computers,” said Terri Winfree, vice president of community and economic development at PSC. “This program can help people jump-start their career or get assistance on a personal level to increase their comfort level with technology.”

Both computer labs and on-site tutors are free and open to the public. This program is funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Drop in to opt in to at the location nearest you.

For more information about this program, contact Lisa Zeigler at (708) 709-3548 or [email protected].


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