Madison College offers free basic IT skills classes

computer keyboardThose looking for a job or considering a career change can take a first step into the field of Information Technology (IT) with a series of basic tuition-free classes offered by Madison College.

The training is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor aimed at helping veterans and dislocated workers.

The program includes a Windows class along with classes in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Participants can join one of two cohorts. Cohort A starts Feb. 24 and runs until Apr. 24, and Cohort B starts Apr. 7 and runs until May 30.

Classes are held during the day, Monday through Friday, at the college's Cisco Networking Academy, 1802 Wright St., in Madison.

For details and to apply, see the Advance Wisconsin grant website. For questions, contact Lana L. McCarthy at (608) 246-6207.

* The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration has funded 100% of this project equaling $1,895,538.  This is an equal opportunity employer/program which provides auxiliary aids and services upon request to individuals with disabilities by calling 711 or 800-947-6644 Voice/TTY.