WISH LIST: $100: 3 refurbished computers for program grads; $500: computer literacy training for 2 seniors; $1000: 1 year of computer and job readiness training for 2 students
Computers play a more fundamental role now than ever before – especially for those looking for employment. Job-seekers need a computer to investigate opportunities online, submit a resume, and sign their children up for day care while they work. Yet extraordinary as it sounds, thousands of Washingtonians have never used a computer in their lives – and that is where Byte Back comes in. Through intensive computer literacy courses and employment readiness programs, low-income and unemployed individuals gain the technological skills and confidence to navigate the job market. Byte Back also offers computer classes for senior citizens through a partnership with the DC Public Libraries, a summer program for low-income youth who will learn new computer skills and then teach them to others, and Office Track for those looking to master Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook. A new Advanced Certification training and mentorship program prepares students to obtain industry-wide certification and move forward in their chosen fields. Through Byte Back, the digital world becomes a little less intimidating. And other worlds open up.
815 Monroe Street NE
Washington, DC 20017