In February 2004, AACF received funding from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Bridging The Digital Divide Program and the IT Resource Center to establish a Community Technology Center (CTC). The initial outcomes of the program were consistent with the provisions of the Illinois Eliminate The Digital Divide Law, which was passed to increase technology literacy. The primary objective of the Bridging The Digital Divide Program is to assist low-income persons with acquiring basic technology skills. The program also aims to increase the use of computers and software to organize, create, access and transmit information.
In the CTC’s first 5 months, over 215 community residents utilized the center. during the after the center’s open house. The ultimate goal of the program is to assist residents in competing for employment in the emerging digital economy. Other organizations in the community also utilize the CTC’s resources to assist their clients.
Our CTC offers a variety of computer training programs for beginning computer users as well as more advanced users. Classes are conveniently offered during both day and evening hours.
- Microsoft Word - Basic, Intermediate
- Microsoft Excel - Basic, Intermediate
- Microsoft PowerPoint - Basic, Intermediate
- Computer Literacy
- Senior Technology-55 and over
- Adult and Youth basic skills training
The CTC also offers other services, including: career fairs, business services, Alumni Meet and Greets, the Working Mothers Assistance Program, and other family support services that foster individual and family well-being.