Back in June 2017, the Plainfield City Council, administration officials, and some city residents attended a sneak preview of the new, 21st Century, state-of-the-art computer training facility, known as NAN Plainfield Tech World,* which is scheduled to open in September. Classes will run from September 5 - November 30, 2017. The program is housed at New Covenant Church, located at 225 East 7th Street in Plainfield. I urge those interested to fill out the application or to call for information ASAP, as space for the workshops is LIMITED TO TWELVE (12) STUDENTS for each of the 3 classes, for a TOTAL of 36. You may also opt to be put on a waiting list if the workshop is full.
Click on the NAN Plainfield Tech World icon on the city's home page (see red circled image at right), or just click on the link to be taken to the page to fill out the online application: PlainfieldNJ.Gov/NAN
The facility, scheduled to open in September, will start with the offering of the first three courses, as noted on the city's website:
1) Computer Basics and Digital Literacy
2) Intermediate Digital Literacy
3) Advanced Digital Literacy: Introduction to Creating a Website, Coding, and App Creation
According to the staff overseeing the program, after successfully completing these classes, "...students will be able to take additional classes at the Plainfield Library and/or receive vouchers to take Microsoft certification exams in Digital Literacy and Microsoft Office Systems...." In the near future, the program will provide training and certification in Cisco Systems through the creation of a Cisco Academy, to teach residents new media technology, routing, switching and networking IT skills so that they are even more prepared for tech jobs, which represent the future in job training. Below is a short video which explains the program a bit more. Please help spread the word so that our residents can take advantage of this exciting program. You may also call the office of Administration and Finance at (908) 753-3237 for specific information, and you may fax the completed application to (908) 226-2574.
*From the NAN Newark site: "Tech World is 1 of 6 (21) Century Learning Centers established in (NY, Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Oakland and Compton California via the leadership of the National Action Network and the Rev Steffie Bartley, NAN NJ Chapters Coordinator and Director. Tech World is focused on basic digital literacy, intermediated and advanced computer skills, coding, routing, switching and networking IT skills."