News ReleaseCity of Inglewood
Public Information Office

One Manchester Boulevard
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 412-5111
Fax: (310) 412-8788

7/11/2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #06292005
Subject :

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY
Saturday, July 16, 2005 – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Contact :Carl Foster, Assistant to Councilman Curren Price, Jr.    310.412.5320
INGLEWOOD, CA – JULY 8, 2005 -- Inglewood Councilman, Curren D. Price, Jr.,  is helping to bridge the computer technology gap in Inglewood by providing a free seminar on computer technology covering a myriad of topics.  The seminar, which will be held as part of Price’s Town Hall meeting, will provide a hands-on opportunity for residents to understand and utilize computer technology.  The seminar will be held Saturday, July 16, 2005 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  at the Manchester I-COPPS Center located at 2901 W. Manchester Blvd. 

Councilman Price initiated this effort because he has a burden for both seniors and youth who are intimated by or don’t have regular access to computers.  Price notes, “I find that many people, particularly our seniors, are intimidated by computers, some even say they’re too old to try.  That’s just not true.  They are viable contributors to our community and I am committed to adding modern technology to their skills.”  “As for our youth”, Price continues, “Some are learning in school, others are not.  Even some young people are intimidated.  This is unacceptable.  Our young and our seniors, and everyone in the middle, will learn together. They will not only learn about the Internet and basic computer skills, but they will learn how new technology can assist in keeping them healthy and safe.”

A number of leading companies in the areas of present and developing technology will be on-hand to instruct and assist participants.  Among the companies participating in the seminar are Airwires Communications Group, Computer Works of California, 4SL Technologies, African Male American Achievers Network, Southern California Edison, and The Gas Company.  Topics that will be covered during the seminar include:  Inglewood Online, a review of Inglewood’s Website, including departments and services; Utilities and Technology, description of technology as it relates to providing better utility service to residents; Netiquette and Computer Sense, overview of proper Internet Etiquette including basic surfer techniques; and Don’t Be Afraid of Your Computer, helpful maintenance tips to keep your computer running smoothly. 

Computer work stations will be available so that participants may practice and ask questions of the experts that will be on hand.  Refreshments will be provided.

The entire community is invited and encouraged to participate in this very important seminar.  For more information, call Inglewood Councilman Curren D. Price, Jr.’s Office at (310) 412-5320.


 

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