Since January 2011, clients utilized the center over 3,000 times. Of those, more than 1,000 performed housing searches and more than 1,200 performed job searches.
The Community Technology Center (CTC) is open daily for clients to learn how to use computers, set up an email account, create resumes, conduct job and housing searches on the Internet and research health questions (such as those related to substance abuse and mental illness). In addition to the practical skills and resources gained from the CTC, clients – many of whom have never touched a computer before – overcome their fear of technology and are empowered to accomplish their goals.
- The CTC is staffed by trained and experienced volunteers who tutor clients on a one-on-one or group basis on basic computer and online job search skills. These sessions are offered to clients in both English and Spanish.
- In addition to client services, the CTC also trains HPP’s Community Health Workers.