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Free Digital Readiness Classes at UH Community Colleges Extended

Posted July 22, 2021, 11:00 AM HST ·Updated July 22, 10:20 AM

In-person free introductory computer classes continue to be offered at Kaua‘i Community College.

This course will be available at all University of Hawaiʻi Community College campuses throughout the state through September. The courses are also available at the following library branches: Līhuʻe, Hanapēpē, Princeville and Waimea.

The three-hour “digital readiness” classes are open to all Hawaiʻi residents 18 years and older who want to improve their digital literacy. The course is designed to help those with little or no computer knowledge.

“I am not afraid of using the computer anymore,” said Fely Dias, who took the course at Windward Community College. “The digital readiness class has helped me to navigate the computer better on my own. I can see the computer is a very convenient tool for me to handle the day-to-day things now. I am very appreciative that this class is free. I like this basic class. I learned to create an email and to browse the internet, which are wonderful.”

Participating campuses are Honolulu Community College, Hawai‘i Community College, Kapi‘olani Community College, UH Maui College and Windward CC.

To register for digital readiness classes at a participating location, call 808-235-7334. Students who complete this course will receive a year subscription to NorthStar’s online courses where they can increase their digital literacy or acquire other workforce skills.

UH Community Colleges began offering the digital readiness program in May in partnership with the Workforce Development Council and the Hawai‘i State Public Library System.