Digital Works offering training at PRCC

Published 2:20 pm Saturday, February 6, 2016

Pearl River County residents looking for a job they can do from home should apply to Digital Works.

USM Extension Agent Monet Kees said the program will provide three people with assistance to secure a technology related job they can do from home.

Once accepted, participants will undergo a 6 to 8 week course where instructors will train them to apply for one of four levels of technology related jobs, such as customer service, claims adjuster, tech support or web development, Kees said. 

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The training will verse participants on customer service, resume building and mentor them to determine their interests and capabilities to help them find the ideal job. 

Classes will be held three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Honors Institute at White Hall on the Pearl River Community College Campus, Kees said. 

Participants will be selected based on an intake form and interviews. Keess aid there are only three seats available, but hopes future sessions will accommodate more participants. 

The program is free to participants. 

Registration is ongoing and can be completed by visiting Applicants should look for Poplarville MSU in the drop down menu on the registration page. 

Kees said there will be two orientations, one in Poplarville at 1 p.m. in the Honors Institute at PRCC, and another at the Crosby Memorial Library in Picayune at 5 p.m. Both orientations will take place on Feb. 15.

Classes will begin on Feb. 22.

Once training is complete, requirements to obtain the job include owning a computer, having Internet access and a landline phone, Kees said. Some jobs may provide the computer.