2009-04-30 / Education

Kirtland offers tech program at HL library

The Houghton Lake Public Library, in cooperation with the Kirtland Community College Technology Initiative, is offering a free, eight-hour Microsoft Excel training program.

The two-day program is scheduled for two consecutive Wednesdays, May 6 and May 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the HLPL's multimedia community meeting room. Registration at the library is required, but the class and materials are free as a service of Kirtland's Technology Initiative and the HLPL.

Students will learn to create a basic worksheet, perform calculations, modify a worksheet, format a worksheet, print workbook contents and manage large workbooks.

"The increasing demand for free Internet access as citizens apply for jobs and unemployment online is already reflected in recent library statistics that show a 19% increase in Internet usage and a 12% increase in the check out of library materials over the same time period last year. Job seekers should register as soon as possible because this Excel training would be a valuable addition to a resume," said HLPL Director Donna Alward.

According to college officials, the KCC Technology Initiative is intended to address the needs of adults in the community college's district and provide a bridge to the technology and computer applications that permeate today's workplace. The initiative is further aimed at providing an approachable way for seniors to stay in touch with their families and friends through technology and computers.

For information on the Microsoft Excel training program or to register, contact the library at 366-9230.

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