The Lake Land College Adult Education Center will open a Community Technology Center (CTC) at its location at 1617 Lake Land Boulevard. this fall. Funding was secured for the CTC from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) Eliminate the Digital Divide grant program for the amount of $27,475.
The goal of the CTC is to offer community members free access to technology with the opportunity to enroll in basic computer courses including keyboarding, computer basics and introduction to the Internet. Program activities are aimed to provide technology training to residents so that they can enter or remain competitive in the emerging global economy.
“This support from the DCEO allows the Adult Education Center to designate itself as a Community Technology Center in order to provide technology access to individuals who would otherwise not have places to use computers,” said Paula Linker, director of Adult Education and Literacy.
Linker estimates that at the end of the project approximately 800 students will have accessed the CTC and its resources.
Computers and Internet access will be available for use by adults, 18 and older. Call the Lake Land College Adult Education Center at 217-235-0361 for more information or to pre-enroll for the classes.