In today’s digital age, basic computer skills can be important in many jobs. Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time (or the first time in a long time), looking to change careers, or aiming to enhance your current job prospects, having some basic computer skills can boost your employability.

At EmployAbilities, we offer employability training courses for people with barriers to employment. Our training often includes basic computer skills, so you can find and obtain employment in the digital world. Here are a few:

Navigating a word processor

Understanding how to use common and basic software, like Microsoft Word or even Google Documents, is essential. First, you’ll need to know how to use this software, or one similar, to create your resume and cover letter. Understanding how to create, edit, save and send documents can help you apply for jobs and be helpful in many job situations.

Email and calendars

Effective communication and time management are essential in all jobs. Understanding how to compose, send and manage emails is vital to your job search. We can show you how to use email, organize your inbox, send attachments and more. In addition, managing a calendar (like on Microsoft Outlook or Google Calendar) will help you stay organized. It’s also a skill some employers will require, depending on the job.

Using the internet

Finding and using information online is essential in today’s digital age. Understanding how to use search engines effectively to find accurate and relevant information can help you search for and apply for jobs. Using the internet can also help you conduct research on potential employers and can be a valuable skill at your new job.

Managing files

Understanding how to organize and manage files on a computer is essential for personal and professional use. For example, you can learn how to create, rename, move, and delete files and folders. You can also learn about different file formats (such as .doc, .pdf, .xls, etc.) and their appropriate uses.

How EmployAbilities can help

We understand the importance of basic computer skills in today’s job market. Our training courses are designed to provide you with practical, hands-on experience in these essential areas. Here’s how we can support you:

Computer training. Our courses cover the basic computer skills mentioned above and more, ensuring you have a well-rounded understanding of essential digital tools. Whether you’re proficient on a computer or just learning to use one, we can help.

Experienced and empathetic instructors. Learn from experienced professionals who are dedicated to helping you succeed. Our instructors provide personalized guidance and support throughout your training.

Practical experience. Our offices have computers you can learn on and use. Gain hands-on experience through practical exercises and real-world scenarios, preparing you for the tasks you might find in the workplace.

Ongoing support. We are committed to your success and are here to help. If you need it, we offer ongoing support and resources to help you continue developing your skills and advancing your career.

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