Category Archives: Employment

Voices From the Lab: Training Carries On After Electricity Goes Out

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

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Voices From the Lab: TFA Site Celebrates its Students

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

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Voices From the Lab: A Trainer’s Story

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

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Voices From the Lab: Update & Enhance Your Resume Today at Austin Free-Net

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.

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Voices From the Lab: Digital Divide – How Do YOU Define It?

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

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Voices From the Lab: Today Was One of Those Days… by Mimi Tilton, Austin Free-Net

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

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Voices From the Lab: Meet the Comeback Kid of Pecan Park

“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

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Voices From the Lab: Long-term Unemployed Find Help at Austin Free-Net

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.

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Voices From the Lab: Everyone gets what they need in the Magnolia Park lab

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

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Bastrop Computer Classes See Growth in Size, Offerings

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

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