What is ASTEC:
ASTEC is friendly, easy to access, free program that would educate adults on how to use technology. We know the importance of creating ways for individuals to access resources, programs, and services during hard times. We want to provide our community with knowledge and tools, facilitate a safe environment and a comprehensive learning process in their language with the objective to teach them how to use common technological devices to access resources.
Participants will learn on their own phones, tables or laptops. Instructors and volunteers will guide each individual through the learning process to ensure that no one is left behind. We believe it is vital to improve our communities ability to access services, resources, and educational material online.
2021 Program information:
To facilitate the learning process, we have design a class program where you will learn all the basic skills in just 6 classes:
- Class 1: Know your device
- Class 2: Know the internet
- Class 3: websites
- Class 4: e-mail
- Class 5: Access services and resources online
- Class 6: Social Media
Each class is one hour long, two times a week for three weeks. This year ASTEC will have 3 teaching cycles.
Bring your own devices!
Class Location: Beale Memorial Library, 701 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301.
Class Time: 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
2021 Class Calendar:
1st Cycle: Mon. Sep. 27 | Wed. Sep. 29 | Mon. Oct 4 | Wed. Oct. 6 | Mon. Oct. 11 | Wed. Oct. 13
2nd Cycle: Wed. Oct. 20 | Fri. Oct. 22 | Wed. Oct. 27 | Fri. Oct. 29 | Wed. Nov. 3 | Fri. Nov. 5
3rd Cycle: Mon. Nov 8 | Wed. Nov. 10 | Mon. Nov 15
ASTEC was possible thanks to the following organizations: