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Free Adult Computer Classes Scheduled for Conway

Connect Arkansas staff to teach Internet and computer basics

Posted: September 4, 2014 - 12:38pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Connect Arkansas, a project of Arkansas Capital Corporation, recently announced that free adult digital literacy classes will be held at the Faulkner County Public Library in Conway.

The one-hour classes will be held at 10 a.m. (Computer Basics), 11 a.m. (Introduction to Microsoft Word), 1 p.m. (Introduction to Microsoft Excel), and 2 p.m. (Computer and Internet FAQ) on Sept. 10. There is a limit of five students per class, and each student is provided with a computer. To sign up for a class, prospective students should contact Nancy at 327-7482.

Connect Arkansas received federal stimulus grants to increase Internet awareness, education and use in Arkansas. As part of that grant, Connect Arkansas launched the Adult Digital Literacy Program. More than 65 classes are scheduled for September throughout Arkansas.

“The Internet has become an integral part of life, and Arkansans deserve every opportunity to participate,” said Sam Walls III, president of Connect Arkansas. “By educating the adults in our communities, we are setting them up to be able to communicate with and stay connected to their families, friends, healthcare professionals and communities more efficiently and effectively.”

The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group of companies empower entrepreneurs by providing capital in conjunction with community banks to businesses through its capital availability products and advocating for entrepreneurs through capital, educational, and technological improvements. The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group serves as the platform from which new opportunities are launched. In addition to the flagship company, Arkansas Capital Corporation, there are seven affiliate and partner companies, including, Six Bridges Capital Corporation, Arkansas Capital Relending Corporation, Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation, Heartland Renaissance Fund, Connect Arkansas, Pine State Regional Center, and SouthWind Analytics. To learn more, visit www.arcapital.com.

Connect Arkansas, established in 2007, is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to increasing high-speed Internet subscription and improving and sustaining Internet adoption throughout Arkansas. The Connect Arkansas Broadband Act was signed into law by Gov. Mike Beebe on March 28, 2007, with the goal of improving personal lives and creating economic opportunity for Arkansans. Act 604 of the 2007 Arkansas General Assembly states that Connect Arkansas’s mission is to “prepare the people and businesses of Arkansas to secure the economic, educational, health, social and other benefits available via broadband use.”

Connect Arkansas seeks to advance that goal through community-based initiatives. To learn more, visit connect-arkansas.org.

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