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with Shawn Cola
Have you been thinking about going to college or starting a career? Wondering how to start? We can help with exploration while increasing skills to make sure you succeed in your endeavors. Classes to strengthen math, reading, and writing skills, as well as life skills including time management, netiquette, collaboration skills, communication, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and making healthy choices with regard to goal setting, relationships and substance use - all critical for succeeding in college or a career; Assessment and development of technological skills and competencies needed for college-level academic work or the workplace; Customized advising on all aspects of preparing for college including researching colleges and programs of study aligned with your personal and career interests and goals, financial aid, scholarships, college visits, and application process. Register to get the link for the livestream session.
IC3 Digital Literacy Certification
with Todd Narramore
IC3 Digital Literacy Certification Show the world you can compete in the highly competitive digital age! This nationally recognized certification is made up of three assessments: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online. IC3 Global Standard 5(GS5) is a comprehensive solution for succeeding in any environment requiring computers, devices, or the Internet. Register to get the link for the livestream session. This course is free to TechHire registrations, $175 for those who don't qualify. Register here to get more information about eligibility. NOTICE: Please note these are new dates for the courses as of Aug 27.
Graphic Design with Canva!
with Lisa Robertson
Canva is a powerful, online, free design tool where you create stunning images, posters, documents, and visual presentations with royalty-free stock photos. The online platform is simple to learn and the results are amazing, ready for free download or pay to print through canva! Impress your friends and coworkers with your design skills (shhhh, you don't need to tell them you use canva)! Register to get the link for the livestream session.
New World Same Humans Discussion Group
with Lisa Robertson
New World Same Humans is a weekly article on trends, tech, and society by David Mattin. Join us as we delve into topics like patterns, randomness, virtual companions, Four Futures framework, anti-racism supports, emerging trends in technology, and mankind's search for meaning. David Mattin sits on the World Economic Forums Global Future Council on Consumption. Register to get the link for the livestream session.
Comptia A+ Academy
with Marci Dionne
Oct 20 – Jan 29, 2021
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9:00 am – 11:40 am (Online, livestreamed instruction)
Required Information, Orientation, and Testing
Sessions by appointment.
This is a live face to face on-line class.
Knowledge and skill development in digital literacy and IT support: including hardware and software troubleshooting, operating systems, and communication and procedure.
Completion of the Academy results in two industry approved certifications: IC3 and CompTIA® A+ certification and prepares you for employment as a computer user support specialist/help desk technician. Participants will receive 3 YCCC credits.
FREE to TechHire qualified enrollees. Prerequisites:
- Resident of Maine
- Ages 17-29
- Unemployed or underemployed
- Proof of authorization to work in the U.S.
- Testing/Assessments required
Register here for more information. Please note: Register early in order to do intake and assessments before class begins. If not eligible for TechHire, the cost of the Academy is $1250.
Comptia A+ Certification
with YCCC staff and Todd Narramore
Ever talk to that helpful person on a chat line? Wonder what it takes to be a computer technician? Learn how to troubleshoot and problem solve core service and support challenges, basic IT infrastructure and networking, and baseline security skills for IT support professionals. Network with local employers and job shadow in IT companies. Successful completion earns CompTIA A+. FREE to TechHire qualified enrollees. Register to get in touch with Marci for more information about how to sign up and for financial aid. NOTICE: Please note these are new dates for the courses as of Aug 27.