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Category Archives: Employment
Texas storms can roll in slowly or push through in a hurry. Recently, a Technology For All (TFA) evening computer training class had just begun at the Bastrop Public Library when a front moved through so fast it knocked over … Continue reading
EastSide University Village Community Learning Center (ESUVCLC) is a school, a community center, and a resource in one of Houston’s more impoverished neighborhoods. While the University of Houston and Texas Southern University all frame their skyline, Third Ward residents flock … Continue reading
Rebecca, a Texas Connects Coalition trainer at our Eastside University Village Community Learning Center (ESUVCLC), brought us a story. Rebecca’s center is located in one of Houston’s most under-resourced neighborhoods, but ESUVCLC offers accredited courses for free. Meet one of … Continue reading
Austin Free-Net staff works with both unemployed and underemployed Austin adults each and every day to help them strengthen their resume and Austin’s workforce. We follow the accepted and general rules of resume building.
What exactly is the Digital Divide? According to the World English Dictionary (www.dictionary.com) it is a noun and it is “the gap between those people who have Internet access and those who do not.” Seems like a simple definition for … Continue reading
Sometimes even working at the greatest nonprofit in Austin can be a grind. No, honestly! Yes, we at Austin Free-Net are all passionate about the mission to provide free computer access and training to the Austin community. We work daily and … Continue reading
“I was computer illiterate—never been exposed,” says Tim, a Pecan park native dressed in slacks and a tie. Tim’s illiteracy doesn’t mean he’s never worked with a computer—just not in the way you’d think. Back when computer servers required a … Continue reading
The joy of knowing you actively helped someone who has been unemployed for a while is awe-inspiring. Our training staff knows this feeling well. Especially Austin Free-Net’s own Meredith! She’s a Trainer at The DeWitty Center’s Classroom B.
UPDATED: On February 21, 2012, Imelda emailed our Program Specialists with great news! Her previous employer has rehired her, and she began training on February 28. She ends her email with a ‘thank you’ and a hope to continue classes … Continue reading
Recent free computer literacy classes are having a very positive impact on the Central Texas community of Bastrop, notes Bastrop Public Library Assistant Director Sheilah Kosco. The library recently received new computers, software, and training through the Texas Connects Coalition … Continue reading