FREE Computer Classes from OTELCO

Intimidated by all of the technology surrounding you?

Conquer your fears and dive into the world of computers FOR FREE!

With a commitment to bridge the digital divide through digital literacy training, OTELCO is underwriting adult education basic computer classes. Although we are working with all the adult ed entities in our service area, our first class is with MSAD 15 in Maine; Gray – New Gloucester Adult Ed. The course is called the Computer Basics Series and classes will be held on Wednesdays, 6-8 PM, beginning April 27th, for 6 weeks. With OTELCO underwriting the program, GNG Adult Ed can offer the classes free of charge to adults of all ages.

Before we go on about this offering, we do want to let you know that we are working with schools in southern Maine, northern Maine, Granby, MA,, War, WV,, and Shoreham, VT to bring FREE basic computer classes to our customers in those areas. Stay tuned for  2016 offerings.

Now Back to the Free Computer Classes in GNG…..

The class is designed to be a friendly, informal introduction suited to students who are completely new to computers or have dabbled a little.  Classes will cover topics such as operating systems, web searching, storing files, e-mailing, digital safety etc.  Participants are welcome to join all 4 sessions, or may choose to attend the classes that best suit their needs.  The class will work with PC computers in the lab, but will also discuss the differences with Macs.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own laptop if they’re more comfortable with a device they’re familiar with.  The 6 week program offers sessions on 4 specific topics:

  1. Introduction to Computers: April 27th & May 4th (2 weeks)
  2. Google and e-mail Basics: May 11th & 18th (2 weeks)
  3. Exploring the Internet:  May 25th (1 week)
  4. Keeping Your Kids Safe Online and In Social Media:  June 1st (1 week)

All classes are free, but space is limited.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED Call 657-9612 to register or register online at

Not in Gray or New Gloucester? To learn more about upcoming classes in your area click here.