Each Thursday evening, the Irish International Immigrant Center’s classroom is abuzz with volunteer teachers and drop-in students working together. At IIIC’s free computer skills workshops, students get individualized help on everything from basic computer and internet skills to questions about Word, Excel, and resume writing.

Brian O’Keeffe, who leads the workshop, has this to say, “We’re hoping to help people improve their skills and their confidence in using technology. Some people come in with skills, but lack the exposure and confidence to use it effectively. Others come in with very specific needs, such as working on a resume or learning how to use a spreadsheet.”

Why does he like leading these workshops? “I like being able to empower people to improve their lives. Just a little empowerment goes a long way.

“We welcome all skill levels; this is not limited to just beginners. Come to learn the basics or improve your computer skills,” says Brian.

These weekly drop-in workshops meet on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the IIIC Downtown office. To learn more about our computer skills workshops, contact Sarah at (617) 542-7654 x36. Pre-registration is requested, but not required.