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The Community Development Department is inviting interested persons to register for its annual Community Technology Programme, which offers training in various aspects of Microsoft Office 2010. This free programme, which will run for 10 weeks at resource centres across the island, is scheduled to begin later this month.

The Level 1 courses for beginners are: Introduction to Computers, Introduction to E-mail, Introduction to the Internet, Introduction to Windows 7 and Introduction to Microsoft Word. The Level 2 courses, for persons who are more advanced, are: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher and Access.

Several new courses will also commence in September at select resource centres, and will incur a small registration fee. These are: Building Drawing, Business Accounts using Quick Books, Computer Graphics, Computer Programming, Database Management, Entrepreneurial Development Training, Music Production for Beginners, Office Administration and Technology.

In addition, Security and Home Automation, Social Media Marketing, Computer, Tablet and Cellphone Repairs, Webpage Design, Reality of Work, Internet Home Business 1 & 2, Networking and Internet Banking are also on offer.

The programmes will be available at the resource centres in Weston and Baywoods, St. James; Speightstown and Black Bess, St. Peter; Briar Hall, Gall Hill and St. Christopher, Christ Church; Bonnets, Bush Hall, Deacons, Grazettes, Haggatt Hall, and Parkinson, St. Michael; Valley, Drax Hall and Greens, St. George; Rices and St. Marks, St. Philip; St. Clements, St. Lucy; St. Elizabeth, St. Joseph; and the Gall Hill Resource Centre in St John.

Persons interested in registering may do so at any of the listed resource centres, or at the Community Development Department, Warrens, St. Michael. They may also call 535-1650 or 535-1662, for more information.


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