Working for Wisconsin business: “Your program is the best thing!”
“Lack of computer literacy has been a huge barrier for the individuals in my program who are seeking community employment. I have been trying to find resources for training since I started last August. I couldn’t believe my good luck when I heard Jill introduce herself at the Partnership meeting. She has been able to offer exactly what we needed. The small group format allows for a lot of 1:1 attention—it makes the experience less intimidating for new users.
“Jill’s creative teaching methods, along with her patience and understanding provided participants with a relaxed and fun learning environment. The gentlemen who attended the program all reported that they feel more comfortable using the computer. They believe the information gained was useful and will help them obtain community employment. I am excited for the next workshop we are planning which will provide participants with even more skills and experience in using Word functions.”
–Lori Eklund Walsh, Employment Support Consultant
Chippewa River Industries
Jill Hietpas, BCCB outreach educator in the Chippewa Valley, has been conducting basic digital literacy training that includes: How to write letters, creating files, calling up documents, saving, sending as attachments, etc. for Chippewa River Industries which provides packaging, assembly and other services to businesses while providing vocational programs for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment.