Computer Classes at the Computer Lab at the NCJW/Essex Center for Women is the place to learn new computer skills or enhance your abilities for a current job or a new career in a small classroom setting! Choose from a wide variety of courses, including Introduction to Windows, Email and the Internet, Intro and Intermediate Word, Basic and Intermediate Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook.

Who are our students?

  • Women who are entering or re-entering the workplace
  • Women who want to help their children with homework
  • Women who do not want to rely on others for computer help
  • Women who want to volunteer for an organization
  • Women who just want to learn for their own enjoyment and satisfaction

You will learn how to:

  • Master basic computer skills
  • Surf the Internet
  • Send Emails with attachments
  • Create resumes and invitations
  • Set up budgets and spreadsheets
  • Create slide presentations for the office or a social gathering
  • Manage your small business or home financial accounts

Computer training is available for all skill levels in a small classroom environment. Fee: $35 for each course. Inquire about eligibility for reduced fees. Displaced Homemaker (DH) clients pay a reservation fee which is returned upon successful completion of the class.

Upcoming classes:

Basic WORD Class – Monday, September 21, through Friday, September 25, daily from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Class will be conducted via Zoom, please email for more information.

Intermediate WORD Class – Tuesday, September 29, through Friday, October 2, daily from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Class will be conducted via Zoom, please email for more information.

Advanced EXCEL Class – To be scheduled, probably in October. Please email to be notified when class dates are announced.

Social Media and Smartphones 101 Class for Parents –Monday, October 5, through Friday, October 9, daily from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. OR Monday, October 12, through Friday, October 16, daily from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This class is designed to help get parents/guardians more informed and comfortable with the decisions they make about the technology in their kids’ hands. Topics covered include phone readiness, choosing/setting up phones (and other devices), making phones less addictive, phone use and child health, monitoring and management, choosing/setting up social media, responsible phone use, parent-child contracts, and more. 

Google Tools for Work – Monday, November 9, through Friday, November 13, daily from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Social Media for your Job Search and at Work – Monday, November 16 through Friday November 20, daily from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.