The Western AdditionCommunity Technology Center envisions the empowerment of the entire community through access totechnology and education. Everyone, without exception, is invited to participate at NO CHARGE in the classes, open access, and in all of the opportunities provided at the Western Addition CommunityTechnology Center.
As digital technology becomes increasingly indispensible to everyday life, there are still individuals and entire communities that have not yet learned to fully harness the power of the computer. Those with experience, who are comfortable using a variety of computer applications, know how important technology is when it comes to functioning in the mainstream of society. But what about individuals who, for one reason or another, have been left behind. What can they do to enjoy the advantages of having computer skills? For those in the San Francisco area, there’s a place that can help—the Western Addition Community Technology Center, a non-profit organization providing a full range of classes and services, all for free.
The Western Addition Community Technology Center offers computer classes including Basic Computer Fundamentals, PhotoShop, Sony Vegas Pro, Troubleshooting Your Computer/Laptop, Smartphone Use, and Genealogy. We are now teaching Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Publisher, Powerpoint, Excel, Access, Lync, Outlook and SkyDrive. We encourage everyone to participate in one of our classes. If you would like a class that we are not currently offering, please let us know.
We have developed many partnerships with local organizations, working together with one goal in mind—to help the community of San Francisco attain employment. These partnerships have helped the Technology Center to make an impact at reducing the unemployment rate in the San Francisco Bay Area in the last few years, especially for the year 2013.
Our job fairs have been successful for all of the clients that have attended, seeking employment. We have seen 90-100% of the participants attain employment through our job fairs. We will continue to offer job fairs to the community on a monthly basis, and have local job fair postings and job opportunities posted at the Center.
To meet the demand for Security Guards in the Bay Area, the Technology Center has developed a high quality training program that enables the community to acquire their security guard card. Our classes have included men and women, civilians and veterans. 100% of our participants acquired their security guard card and employment with local security companies. This program has become an ongoing training class at the Center. We will continue to seek and implement new training programs to meet the needs of the communities of San Francisco.
We encourage you to visit the W.A.C.T.C. and see what we have to offer. You can talk to the staff, who can answer questions or assist you with resources.
All are welcome to participate and access the computer lab!