El Concilio – Council for the Spanish Speaking, announced this week that the new laptops donated by Comcast had arrived.
Students graduating from El Concilio’s Comcast Digital Connectors course, a computer science and technology course provided for young adults, will each receive a laptop after their graduation on June 10th.
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The Comcast Digital Connectors course was made possible by a grant to El Concilio from Comcast to provide computer technology training for youth between the ages of 14 and 21 years of age. The course meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the El Concilio Community Center and has approximately twenty-two students. Comcast Digital Connectors was created to help low-income communities understand the benefits of using broadband, and making it part of their lives.
Students who attended the course learned from six modules presented.
“Four of the six modules specialized in Computer Literacy, Leadership, Financial literacy, and Community Service”, said Alberto Aguilar, course instructor.
Aguilar says students were provided real world experiences, which would further helped with public speaking and exposure in their lives.
Students took a field trip to Intel Museum, where they learned how processors work and took a trip to the Tech Museum of Innovation, where they introduced to various form of technology from around the world.
Adrianna Canela, 20, says because her lack of computer knowledge she was overwhelmed at first but the class has since opened doors of possibility for her.
“Computer technology is more complex than people think [but’ I liked how the exams tested my knowledge and the financial literacy modules helped me learn how to manage money, save, and how to look out for financial predators
”To learn more about how you can contribute to this collaborative effort, please contact El Concilio-Council for the Spanish Speaking at (209) 644-2600