Organization of Delaware, Madison, and Union Counties, Inc.
Participants of the free basic computer, Internet training eligible for discounted broadband service and computer purchases
MARYSVILLE – Connect Ohio is pleased to announce Community Action Organization (CAO) of Delaware, Madison and Union (DMU) Counties, Inc. as a partner in the statewide Every Citizen Online (ECO) free basic computer and Internet training program. Through this collaborative effort, area adults are learning basic job and communication skills many of us take for granted. Participants of the program are also eligible to receive special high-speed Internet service and computer retail savings after completing the program.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer this educational opportunity for citizens in Delaware, Madison, and Union Counties to learn basic computer skills,” said Rochelle Twining, executive director of CAO of DMU. “Through Connect Ohio, our rural Ohio citizens can become part of the global marketplace. In our effort to serve as more than a safety net, but a trampoline, lifting people into cyberspace helps them become more self-sufficient.”
As a partner in the ECO program, CAO of DMU will receive 10 new laptop computers to be used as a mobile computer lab as locations are added, allowing for the free training classes to be offered in various locations in Delaware, Madison, and Union counties.
More than 21,500 Ohio adults have already participated in the free computer and Internet basics training. The coursework includes 6 -hours of curriculum covering computer basics, an introduction to the Internet, and discussions about how broadband can be helpful in daily life.
Classes are being offered at Community Action Organization DMU, 648 Clymer Road, Suite 130, in Marysville. Participants can register by calling (937) 642-4986.
Below are dates and times of upcoming classes:
9 am – 12 pm
June 13th & 14th
5pm - 8pm
930am - 4pm
140 N Sandusky St
“We are most honored to partner with Community Action Organization to extend ECO training throughout Delaware, Madison, and Union counties,” said Stu Johnson, executive director for Connect Ohio. “Our ECO program has a firm foundation of Community Anchor Institutions, libraries, and community colleges offering training throughout the state and has witnessed a vital need for basic computer training in our technologically driven society.”
The training is open to any Ohio adult and is being offered at nearly 300 locations throughout the state. A full list of training locations can be found at http://connectohio.org/training-facilities or by calling 1-855-NOW-I-CAN (669-4226).
Additional information on the Every Citizen Online program
Connect Ohio’s Every Citizen Online televised public service announcements
Additional information on Community Action Organization of DMU
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About Connect Ohio: Connect Ohio, a division of Connected Nation, is a leading technology organization committed to bringing affordable high-speed Internet and broadband-enabled resources to all Ohioans. Connect Ohio effectively raises the awareness of the value of broadband and works to improve technology access, adoption, and use through its programs. Connect Ohio is a nonprofit, technology-neutral public-private partnership. For more information about what Connect Ohio is doing to accelerate technology in Ohio's communities, visit http://www.connectohio.org. Follow Connect Ohio on Facebook and Twitter.