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The Goodwill Digital Training Center

The Goodwill Digital Training Center (GDTC) will be offered for individuals interested in enhancing their digital skills. The training is offered at no cost. GDTC participants can improve their digital skills and earn certifications. Our organization is a certified assessment center for the Northstar Digital Literacy Project. The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online.
The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in ten main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Information Literacy. Northstar is an assessment, not a curriculum.
When individuals pass the assessments at approved sites, they can obtain the Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate. This provides a credential for employment. There is no cost to complete the online assessments.
In some cases, the curriculum can improve an individual's employability and increase job advancement opportunities, such as obtaining entry and mid-level digital careers in the areas of computer programming and networking. In addition to receiving digital training, every participant will receive employment soft skills training, resume preparation, and job placement services.  


To learn more about the Goodwill Digital Training Center contact: 

dtc@goodwillswfl.org or call (239) 995-2106.

 

Descriptions of Levels 1-5 at the Goodwill Digital Training Center

 

 

Digital Training locations of Northstar Digital Literacy Project:

 

* Opportunity Center- Community Support Services Computer Lab

5100 Tice St. Fort Myers, FL 33905
Classes held every Friday - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for digital training (basic computers and preparation for certifications) and from 12:00pm to 2:00pm (Northstar proctored assessments to earn certifications)
- Call 239-995-2106 ext.2226

 

 

* Bonita Springs United Way House (Aida Cuevas)

26820 Old 41, Bonita Springs, FL 34135-
Classes held every Friday - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for digital training (basic computers and preparation for certifications) and from 12:00pm to 2:00pm (Northstar proctored assessments to earn certifications)
- Call 239-357-4024



* Lehigh United Way House (Fernanda Geronimo)

2825 Lee Boulevard Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Classes held every Monday - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for digital training (basic computers and preparation for certifications) and from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (Northstar proctored assessments to earn certifications)
- Call (239) 369-4774


* Palm Beach United Way House (Kaysy Maradiaga)

4162 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33916
Classes held every Wednesday - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for digital training (basic computers and preparation for certifications) and from 12:00pm to 2:00pm (Northstar proctored assessments to earn certifications)
- Call (239) 693-9508 ext. 208


* Mobile Lab and Cape Coral United Way House

1105 Cultural Park Blvd. Cape Coral, FL 33990
Training and classes are held during regular hours of operation 
Mondays 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesdays 9:00am to 5:00pm and Thursdays 1:00pm to 5:00pm 

(and alternate 9:00am to 5:00pm) and from 1:00pm - 4:00pm on Tuesdays (Northstar proctored assessments to earn certifications)
- Call (239) 823-7927



* Naples Job-Link (Estrella Rodriguez)

3579 East Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34112

Office: (239) 732-6310- Call for an appointment


* Mobile Job-Link unit (Giancarlos Castano) 

a 38-foot RV with 12 computer stations with internet access.
Cell: (239) 634-9601 Call to schedule mobile services


* Labelle United Way House (Lucy Barrios)

133 N. Bridge St, Labelle, FL 33935

Training and classes held every Wednesday and Friday
10:00am to 12:00pm for digital training (basic computers and preparation for certifications) and Friday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm (Northstar proctored assessments to earn certifications) - Call (863) 675-0114

 

***Additional three to five day a week digital training courses provided that include live and recorded ZOOM Trainings with an instructor offering a wide range of training topics. For more information about this services refer to the schedule posted on the website for email/phone at dtc@goodwillswfl.org or call 239-995-2106 ext. 2226.  

 

 

Other Free Training Courses offered online at GCG Learn Free:

LearnFree in English go to:  https://www.gcflearnfree.org/classes  or https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/

LearnFree in Spanish go to: https://edu.gcfglobal.org/es/

LearnFree in Portuguese go to: https://edu.gcfglobal.org/pt/

 

   


 

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