Members of the winter TECH Launch cohort receive training in Microsoft Excel from Christina Lopez, CEO, Boundless Connections.
The spring session of TECH Launch, a certificate program geared toward helping people find focus and develop skills, either for employment or entrepreneurship, starts February 24, 2020, at Boundless Connections Technology Center in Olean.
TECH Launch certifies participants, ages 17 and over, have basic technology skills including but not limited to the effective use of Microsoft Office programs, email communications, internet searches and online calendars.
Other skills developed include timeliness, goal setting and tracking and self-assessment.
Participants meet 9 a.m. to noon every Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
TECH Launch members set their own three-month goals and meet one-on-one with a mentor weekly to assess their progress.
They also receive character development training through an introduction to The Virtues Project™, an internationally recognized leadership program focused on recognizing and utilizing strengths.
Members use Boundless Connections’ TECH Connect Tracking System to log and verify their skills. Participants can also post and send their personal report link to employers along with their résumé.
This initiative is funded in part by a grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. Participants with developmental disabilities pay no out of pocket expenses to attend the program.
For more information and to join, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (585) 376-0099. The program includes membership to the Boundless Connections Technology Center at 160 North Union Street, Olean.