Elaine Skoczylas said she knows how to type, it’s just the other things that are tricky.
“I’ve never really learned Microsoft Office, I don’t have a computer at home, but I had one in my job that I was doing, I really didn’t need to know that other stuff,” Skoczylas said. “I knew how to type on our own system, so I got let go and now I’m trying to apply for jobs and I haven’t applied for jobs in 39 years.”
“That’s my situation, so now I’m trying to find a job, but I’m not really good on a computer even though I could type, but that’s not getting me very far. That’s why I’m trying to learn this,” she added.
To try and rectify her situation, Skoczylas signed up for a free Microsoft Office training course at VICA Technologies LLC, which is located near 42nd Street and Lancaster Avenue. She was able to take part in the class thanks to the Freedom Rings Partnership, a partnership of 16 different community organizations, non-profits, universities and city government charged with the mission of giving Philadelphians access to computer technology and the Internet while also training them in its use.
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