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Digital job skills training available for English language learners

HFM BOCES is offering a computer and internet skills course to help adult English language learners who are seeking employment in the workforce.

The course will help adult students prepare for the IC3 Certification Exam and earn their Digital Literacy Certificate,IC3 Digital Literacy logo which indicates to employers that candidates have essential computer and internet skills needed in the workplace. The course covers the skills and knowledge required for basic use of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. Students are assessed in three areas: computing fundamentals (hardware, software, security and operating systems), key application (word processor, presentation, spreadsheet, database and graphics) and living online (internet, electronic mail and social media).

IC3 isĀ endorsed by the International Society for Technology in Education and approved by the American Council on Education for college credit. IC3 ensures that employees are prepared to succeed in a technology-based world.

Two registration opportunities are scheduled for at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19 and again and Thursday, November 21 at the Amsterdam Literacy Zone, located on the upper level of the United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St. in Amsterdam.

Students must be 18 years of age or older, be job-seekers and have intermediate or advanced English language skills. Candidates will be assessed at registration for eligibility. The training is offered at no cost to students. Students will receive English language instruction needed to support success in the training course.

The course will run for seven weeks, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. starting Monday, November 25.

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