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Computer Lab Assistant

Our computer lab is utilized by English Language Learners in a variety of ways. Open lab time is used by students to learn and practice digital literacy skills. Specifically, they will practice mouse, typing and computer use skills (applying for jobs, pursuing educational opportunities). Computer classes focus on providing a place for students to consistently and comfortably develop the skills required to live and work in the United States. Students range from pre-literacy learners to students preparing for the GED.

Position Description:

Assist students in our fifteen unit computer lab. You do not have to be a computer expert! Our students need a patient coach to assist as needed while they are in the computer lab. As long as you feel comfortable with using a mouse and keyboard, you will be able to fully perform in this position. Additional tips and training will be provided as needed.

Candidate Profile:

  • Experience teaching or tutoring adult learners, preferred but not required
  • Experience working with English language learners, preferred but not required
  • Good communication skills
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, and a desire to listen, talk, and learn with New Americans

Primary Duties:

  • Assist up to fifteen students at a time with digital literacy skills.
  • Work independently and alongside CTEP AmeriCorps member in providing computer assistance ranging from the very beginnings of computer usage to advanced computer skills.

 Time Commitment:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday; 8:15-9:15 am
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday; 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Minimum of 1 hour a week

We encourage current and potential volunteers to attend a Minnesota Literacy Council volunteer training session. This is a great opportunity to learn about our classrooms, as well as teaching skills and practices that will benefit you in any classroom. Please visit the Minnesota Literacy Council website for additional information. https://mnliteracy.org/volunteers/training

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