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Computer Training Instructor

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Bernardine Franciscan Sisters, Mother Veronica Resource Center

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This position involves teaching basic and/or intermediate computer skills to adult students. Areas to be covered include introduction to the computer, Windows, the Internet, Microsoft Word and Excel. The instructor is to develop his or her own curricula, taking the needs of the student into consideration. The basic and intermediate classes are held once a week for an hour and a half. Traditionally, they've been offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays -- in the morning from 9:30 a.m. -- 11:00 a.m. and in the evening from 6:30 p.m. -- 8:00 p.m.
Being bilingual (English/Spanish) is required as the majority of our students are of Hispanic origin. Also, the volunteer needs to be available for at least one semester. The course runs from September until the first week of June, with September to December and January to June semesters.

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About Bernardine Franciscan Sisters, Mother Veronica Resource Center

Location:

449 S 6th Street, Reading, PA 19607, US

Mission Statement

The Bernardine Franciscan Sisters, committed to their call to live the Gospel, established the Mother Veronica Resource Center in response to requests for assistance from Reading area immigrants. By providing various classes, tutoring and educational and social services resources for them and for all Reading area adults who come seeking a better way forward, the Center strives to improve the quality of their lives and enhance our community.

Description

History: In 1894 four Bernardine Franciscan Sisters migrated from Poland to the United States with Mother Veronica Grzedowska as the leader of the group. They were immigrants coming to a new country to work with and for other immigrants. Reading, PA was where they established their first permanent home and ministry. Throughout the years, the Sisters have cared for and responded to the requests of people in many countries and cultures. It is in this spirit that they established the Mother Veronica Resource Center in response to the requests of newcomers to our community.
Programs: English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, General Education Development (GED) preparation classes (Language Arts, Mathematics in English, Spanish), Citizenship preparation classes, Computer classes, Adult Basic Education (ABE) and GED tutoring
Goals: 1. Impart a basic knowledge of English so that adult students can: improve their quality of life; provide better for their families through education and work opportunities; advocate for themselves in schools, hospitals, jobs, etc.; and pass the Naturalization Test;
2. Help adult students prepare to take the GED Test -- in addition to classes and tutoring, making access to online instructional programs available; 3. Offer preparation classes for the Naturalization Test; 4. Facilitate the attainment of computer skills; and 5. Provide resources to inform clients of available services and opportunities.

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

449 S 6th StreetReading, PA 19602

(40.32778,-75.92577)
 

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Google Apps
  • Microsoft Office Suite

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 1-1/2 to 3 hours per week depending on whether one or two courses are taught.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish

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