Wednesday, May 13

Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives Wraps up Spring Computer Training

Training participants celebrate with cake 
Baton Rouge, La. - Having fun and learning about computers can all happen at once, and the Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives (SCRI) wrapped up its eight-week Spring Computer Training Program for adults on Wednesday, May 11, 2015. This class was targeted for adults 55+ from the community of St. Landry Parish and collaboration with Experience Works group on teaching topics that range from a basic Introduction to Computer, Microsoft Office, to Internet use. This mission of this program was to provide adults hands-on experience and education on computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom. The computer training program helped participants build their confidence when using computers in the library, at home, at work, or when looking for a job. There were 10 students who took advantage of these free classes and received certificates of completion for participating in this program. The computer class was well received by participants, and many are looking forward to the next computer session. This is one of several programs the SCRI offers to improve the socioeconomic well-being of citizens in rural communities within the a ten-parish region of Southwest Louisiana, and we want to continue to provide community programs that will address their scientific, technological, social, economic, and cultural needs.

The Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives, located in Opelousas is an outreach arm of the Southern University Ag Center.

For more information about computer training program, contact Goldie C. Jordan at 337-943-2410 or email


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