Learning & Development Programs:
MVCAP’s Computer Learning program will serve individuals at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. An introductory class will cover all the basics from computer terminology and operating systems to using the Internet, sending e-mail, and word processing. An intermediate level class will cover advanced word processing, basic excel spreadsheet functions, introduction to PowerPoint, Outlook email and calendars.
The Computer Literacy Program has been suspended from March 2020 until July 1, 2021 due to COVID-19.
The Getting Ahead Program partners with low-income families residing in our service areas of Montgomery and Greene counties that have expressed interest in investigating the causes, conditions, and impact of poverty in their lives. Based on Bridges Out of Poverty concepts, Getting Ahead will assist families in creating a work plan to build resources for a more stable future while learning about economic class in the community. Participants will be supported by a self-sufficiency coach to coordinate are refer additional services when needed.
The Getting Ahead workshop will facilitate a 8-week virtual learning experience that allow for participants to engage in many skill building activities, group presentations, and class discussions. Coursework will be supplemented by virtual guest speakers to include topics on financial literacy, employment readiness, and community resources.
Participants will receive a certificate and additional incentives for participating and completing the entire 8-week workshop.
To successfully enroll, you must complete an application and provide income verification documentation. Eligible customers will have access to a personal laptop and internet services to adequately equip them for the Getting Ahead workshop.
For more information on this program or if you are interested in enrolling, email Gettingahead@mvcap.com or call (937) 694-2064.