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Nearly every aspect of our everyday life now requires a basic level of digital knowledge and understanding. We need basic digital skills to communicate, find employment, access online education or socialize with friends and loved ones.

RivcoConnect is highlighting opportunities — both in-person and online — for anyone seeking to learn new digital skills or improve existing ones. A variety of classes and training are available that will help you to:

  • Learn the basics of computer use
  • Navigate the internet
  • Write emails
  • Use Microsoft Office and other programs
  • Apply online for job openings
  • And more
Digital Assessment

Northstar Digital Literacy features assessments that cover various topics of digital literacy. Anyone can take an assessment for free, with a results page showing what skills you’ve mastered and what skills need improvement. To get your free assessment, visit the Luis Robidoux Library’s Northstar portal.

Other Digital Literacy Resources
 
Riverside County Library System (RCLS)

Offers computer classes for adults in English and Spanish twice a week. Beginner classes focus on computer basics such as typing and mouse practice. Intermediate classes cover topics such as creating PowerPoint presentations, formatting documents and using Google Docs.

GCF Global: 

Offers more than 2,300 free lessons on more than 200 topics, from Microsoft Office, MacOS and Linux to email to reading and internet safety. 

Human I-T: 

Offers more than 2,300 free lessons on more than 200 topics, from Microsoft Office, MacOS and Linux to email to reading and internet safety.

Riverside Community College District:

Offers free computer classes across its three colleges (Riverside City College, Moreno Valley College, and Norco College) on topics like basic skills, Microsoft Office, web design, social media, and coding. Programs prepare students of all ages and skills, including seniors, for work, life, and enrichment through academic courses, workshops, institutes, and community education.

Cyber Seniors:

Provides tech training and support to seniors on topics like email, search engines, video conferencing, and mobile apps. Equips users with skills to access online health resources and benefits.

Senior Planet:

Provides online computer classes for seniors. Call 888-713-3495 to explore licensing options for in-person classes at local Riverside partners. Focused on tech training and support for seniors.

Connection Pointe - Braille Institute:

Offers free instruction for blind and visually impaired on mainstream and adaptive technology like Android, iPad, Kindle, CCTV, and computers with assistive software. Helps clients connect with technology and devices.

Northstar Digital Literacy:

Provides online self-assessments and certifications for basic computer and internet skills needed for work, education, and daily activities. Topics cover computer fundamentals, software, social media, and information literacy. Certificates credential abilities for employment and school. Assessments can be taken online or at approved locations like Starting Over Inc. in Riverside. Click here to find a  location near you.

The Mizell Center:

Provides computer skills instruction through the Behrend Computer Learning Center. Enriches lives of adults through additional programs like fitness, music, art, games, and discussions.