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What do you feel the benefits of having a computer-learning center are?


bronica said...

I recently received a laptop computer and don't know how to use it for writing. This Learning Center would be helpful to learn to use it and learn writing skills to be a better freelance writer. I could also gain more info about area resources.

Anonymous said...

It will be easier for me to stay at home to work on my computer. I won't have to access the library but can work from home. I volunteer for Red Cross and communicate through e-mail. I would be able to take courses over the internet to continue my work with Red Cross. I am looking forward to the Learning Center at Burrell Street Station

Anonymous said...

I'm an eighty year old senior living at Burrell St with limited knowledge of computers. (NONE). I had help writing this. I am looking forward to the learning center here as I am active in the community and am always looking for other resources and learning opportunities. Thank You.!

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea that can help less fortunate folks have the same access to the web and other service as enjoyed by everyone. This will allow them to communicate, be entertained and self educate... thus remain part of our society; our family.

Congrats on a great idea and thanks for all you have done.

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The Challenge

Many of our residents may be capable of gaining employment (and many are already working), but they commonly have difficulty securing steady employment or advancing in work, despite other government and state employment assistance that might be available.Some residents face substantial personal and situational barriers to employment, including low education and skill levels, health problems, personal or family problems, as well as, limited knowledge about or skill in finding jobs and/or advancing in their current opportunities.

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We believe that given access to technology, proper assistance and incentives in our project based housing communities, many more assisted residents could enter work, sustain work, and achieve advancement in the work they currently do now. A sense of a community may also be obtained by connecting the social and economic institutions to residents, allowing them the chance to be productive members of the community.

Northwest Real Estate Capital Corp. believes that only with the strong foundation of safe affordable housing and comprehensive strategies that address the multiple barriers many residents face will we truly and effectively assist our Residents in navigating their way to better opportunities.

Our computer-learning center is a very powerful step in creating this foundation.

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Our Neighborhood Networks Centers will offer the following training and programs to our residents and community:

Job-skills training/employment
Job-readiness training
Job-retention services
Job posting, search or placement services
Introduction to/familiarization with computers
Structured Internet access and access to local services
Economic development (microenterprises, small business development)
Telecommuting and remote job access training
Children's education programs (0-12 years)
Youth education programs (13-17 years)
Adult basic education/literacy
English as a Second Language (ESL) programs
GED/high school equivalency certificate programs
Adult continuing education programs
Family education programs
Children's activities (0-12 years)
Youth activities (13-17 years)
Adult activities (18-64)
Senior services (65+)
Personal financial management counseling