(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Workforce Training department is offering nine weeks of online Microsoft Office courses aimed at boosting Texans’ computer skills.
The training will be broken down into three weeks of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word. The lessons will be taught by Haley Chapman, an instructor in TSTC’s Business Management Technology program in Marshall.
“With everything that is happening in the state of Texas, there are a lot of people that either are out of work or are having to drive to do something in order to make money,” said Dirk Hughes, executive director of TSTC’s Workforce Training in Marshall. “I have always felt like the two most important things to do as far as work is to go home at the end of the day and make yourself as marketable as you can.”
Cynthia Mata, statewide chair of TSTC’s Business Management Technology program, said participants might later earn Microsoft Office Specialist certifications on their own.
“Every business, regardless of the type, needs someone to manage the office environment,” she said.
Tuition for the course is $300. Ten people will be included in every online training cohort. Hughes said he can assist eligible employers in securing small business funding from the Texas Workforce Commission to pay for employee training.
For more information on the Microsoft Office training, contact TSTC’s Workforce Training department at 903-923-3374.
For more information on Texas State Technical College, go to tstc.edu.