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Computer Tutorials and Job Skills
Here you will find both online tutorials and walk-in computer labs and classes. Please scroll down to see them all.
Online Tutorials - (library card and pin required for Learn4Life)
Free Walk-in Computer Labs - Registration may be required
Job Seekers Computer Lab @ SFPL
The Main Library Fifth Floor Computer Training Room is open on a drop in basis for job seekers. Computers with Internet connection are available for independent work creating or updating your resume, preparing job applications and/or searching online for jobs. Mondays 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Plaza Adelante Tech Center - MEDA
Plaza Adelante Tech Center (PATC) provides digital literacy training, employment training, job placement and career advancement opportunities. Plaza Adelante is a San Francisco CERTIPORT Microsoft Office Specialist Testing Center offering Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2010 Exams. All trainings are provided in both SPANISH and ENGLISH. Clases en ESPANOL e INGLES.
Tenderloin Technology Lab
TTL 's mission is to provide residents of the Tenderloin and other nonprofits with important technology and vocational skills that increase opportunities for employment, access to essential community resources, and connections with family and friends. FRIDAYS 2-4PM individual computer tutoring and Twitter tutoring depending tutor knowledge and availability.
Technology Access Center - Jewish Vocational Services
How to get started: To enroll, simply attend one of our TAC Enrollment sessions. No registration is required. Please arrive promptly, as we are unable to admit late arrivals. TAC Enrollment times: Mondays, 2:00-3:00pm Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30pm Fridays, 10:30-11:30am (If you can’t make one of these times, let us know, and we’ll set up an individual session.) TAC hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Access Point Services - Workforce Development SF
Access Point Services are designed to provide a comprehensive approach to career planning and job search services in order to better assist you with finding employment as quickly as possible. Access Point Services provide the following services: -Job Search Assistance -Career Planning and Exploration -Job Preparation Workshops -Training Opportunities -Access to Resource Room with Computers, Fax and Copy machines -Unemployment Information (link to EDD) -Availability of Supportive Services (including childcare and transportation)
Western Addition Community Technology Center
The Western Addition Community Technology Center provides free unlimited Internet access, plus classroom instruction for computer basics, as well as instruction in Microsoft Windows 7, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office and SKYPE(video conferencing).
Experience Unlimited - EDD
Provided at no fee, the program provides a place where job seekers can meet regularly with other career professionals to share job leads, provide support, and update their job search skills.
SF State University
Patrons who need more computer time can get it at the SF State Library. It is "open 24 hours when classes are in session." Call to make sure it is open. 415-338-1854. Guest passes are given to those with CA ID for up to 2 hours on the 6 computers reserved for non-SF State guests. Present your CA ID at the circulation desk to get a guest account.
Free or low cost walk-in computer classes
SFPL Computer Classes
San Francisco Public Library computer classes at the Main Library and the Branches. Free and open to all.
Plaza Adelante Tech Center
Plaza Adelante Tech Center (PATC) provides digital literacy training, employment training, job placement and career advancement opportunities. All trainings are provided in both Spanish and English. Plaza Adelante is a San Francisco CERTIPORT Microsoft Office Specialist Testing Center offering Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2010 Exams.
Tenderloin Technology Lab
TTL's mission is to provide residents of the Tenderloin and other nonprofits with important technology and vocational skills that increase opportunities for employment, access to essential community resources, and connections with family and friends.
SF Connected is a service sponsored by the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). The program focuses on the City's seniors and adults with disabilities because they can most benefit from expanded access.
San Francisco Community Colleges
Free, non-credit classes are available for beginners at the nine Community College Centers of San Francisco’s City College. These classes offer basic introductions to Computers, Typing, and the Internet. For more information, call City College at: 415-239-3000
More Online Tutorials for Beginners and Intermediate Users
Computer Instructional Resources - Project Read - SFPL
Computer/Technology resources, including Facebook, Google, Learn4Life, EDD One Stop Career Centers and other resources for adult literacy and more...
Learn the basics about computers and the Internet, email, social media, surfing the web, and much more.
A text only but very comprehensive site about all aspects of the Internet. Includes Internet history, Internet management, how the Internet works, Internet security, the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web, all aspects of email including advanced information, and other advanced information such as Usenet newsgroups, Internet relay chat (IRC), Multi-user dungeon's (MUD's), and mailing lists.
UC Berkeley - Teaching Library Internet Workshops
Search engines, Subject directories, the invisible web, meta search engines, evaluating websites, a glossary and more.
Learn basic computer skills online for free.
Basic Computer Skills Curriculum
Saint Paul Community Literacy Consortium: Learn basic computer skills, vocabulary, opening and saving files, word processing and excel spreadsheet exercises and more. Many of the files are PDFs unless otherwise noted.
Mousing Skills - Online Tutorials for Beginners
Practice "mousing" with these nifty online jigsaw puzzles. JigZone is an online Jigsaw Puzzle where you choose the level of difficulty from a simple 6 piece cut to a challenging 247 piece cut.
Basic mousing skill building.
Learn to use the mouse with this basic tutorial. Online exercizes teach how to move and click a computer mouse, click buttons, use drop-down and scroll-bar menus, and fill-out forms. Watch out! The numbers get smaller and are set all over the computer screen. Be sure to take a good look around. :)
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