Are you new to using computers? Do you wonder what people mean when they say the Cloud, Windows or apps? Perhaps you just want to know more about how computers work. Goodwill’s free Intro to Computers workshop is a one-day beginner’s course that covers the parts and proper use of a computer. During the instructor-led portion, participants will learn basic computer tasks, like navigating the computer, working with the desktop, utilizing the taskbar and more. After that portion, participants will have the opportunity to utilize Goodwill University’s computer lab to access a variety of tutorial games that will provide hands-on training in keyboarding and mouse manipulation.

Upcoming Training Dates

Enrollment Period Training Date
Now – September 12 September 14
Now – October 10 October 12
Now – November 7 November 9

Course Format

In Goodwill’s free Intro to Computers workshop, you’ll have access to a computer and a live instructor at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus. The first four hours (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) will be focused on instructor-led training and navigation, while the last two hours (1 – 3 p.m.) are optional lab hours where you’ll have the opportunity to practice your new skillset.

Course Timeframe

Goodwill’s Intro to Computers workshop meets in-person at the Goodwill Opportunity campus on the dates listed above. See a breakdown of the course timeframe below:

  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. — Instructor-led training (required)
  • 1 – 3 p.m. — Lab time to practice (optional)
  • Lunch is not provided

Certification Opportunities

There are no certification opportunities available for the Intro to Computers workshop.


There are no prerequisites required to take the Intro to Computers workshop.

Job Search Support

As a participant in one of Goodwill’s training courses, you’ll have access to a Career Navigator who can help you with your resume and interview skills. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with our Employer Engagement Team, who can help you find and secure employment.

Get Started

If you are interested in taking this course, you live within our 18-county territory in the Carolinas and…

If you have already completed Goodwill’s intake process:
If you have NOT already completed Goodwill’s intake process:
We also accept walk-ins at all of our career centers.

Still Have Questions?

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