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Mattapan United used a portion of its early action funds to offer a community computer class. On Wednesday, February 13, 2013 this computer course concluded with a graduation ceremony at the ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center on 535 River Street, Mattapan.
Classes began in early December and were held at the ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center. The course required a 12 hour commitment per week for 8 weeks and focused on preparing students for the workforce through learning basic computer literacy, internet searching, email, and Microsoft Word. Students also learned job readiness skills through workshops focusing on job search, interview skills, and resume writing.
During the ceremony, the 11 students of Mattapan United’s computer course celebrated and shared with friends and family the new skills they gained. Each student took a turn at the podium to present a PowerPoint presentation about why they registered for the class, what they have learned and how they anticipate using these new skills. One student told how just a day after learning to cut and paste in the computer course, she needed to use those very functions to complete an assignment for a different class she was taking.Read more... Link