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 Computer Basics training course covers the parts and proper use of a computer. During the instruction-led workshop portion, participants will learn basic computer tasks, like navigating the computer, working with the desktop, utilizing the taskbar and more. After the workshop, 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 – January 10, 2022 January 12, 2022
Now – January 24, 2022 January 26, 2022

Course Format

In Goodwill’s free Computer Basics course, you’ll have access to a computer and a live instructor at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus. The first three hours (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) will be focused on instructor-led training and navigation, while the last three hours (12 – 3 p.m.) are optional lab hours where you’ll have the opportunity to practice your new skillset.

Course Timeframe

Goodwill’s Computer Basics training course meets in-person at the Goodwill Opportunity campus on the dates listed above. See a breakdown of the course timeframe below:

  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. — Instructor-led training (required)
  • 12 – 3 p.m. — Lab time to practice (optional)
  • Lunch is not provided

Certification Opportunities

There are no certification opportunities available for the Computer Basics course.


There are no prerequisites required to take the Computer Basics course.

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.

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