REGION — A basic computer skills program is now being offered each week at several locations.

Robyn Raymond, director of Spruce Mountain Adult and Community Education shared information about the program at a recent Regional School Unit 73 board of directors meeting.

Ernie Seward will be teaching the classes each week as part of a Greater Franklin Economic and Community Development county-wide grant, she noted.

The free in-person computer classes are for all residents in Franklin County, Livermore, and Livermore Falls.

According to the Spruce Mountain Adult and Community Education Facebook page, on Monday Seward will be at Jay-Niles Memorial Library in North Jay from 3-5 p.m., Tuesday at the Wilton Free Public Library from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and the adult education center [9 Cedar St. in Livermore Falls] from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday at the adult education center from 4-8 p.m., and Friday at the Treat Memorial Library in Livermore Falls from 3-5 p.m. Devices will be provided for students who need them, it notes.

Topics that assistance can be provided for include: cyber security, Office Suite, laptops, tablets, Google Suites, telehealth, social media, Smart phones, online banking, email, Windows and MyChart, according to the post.

The Wilton Library Facebook page also posted about the program. “Have questions about anything digital or computer related and want to be more tech savvy? Where do I download to? What’s a PDF? How do I navigate MyChart?” it reads in part. “No need to make appointment, just stop in. Bring your own device or just your questions.”

In her report to the board Raymond shared, as part of the grant Trisha Mosher has been hired as the digital equity project manager. “Trisha was previously executive director of Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and most recently worked in senior leadership at Senior Planning Center,” she noted. “Trisha is tasked with building partnerships with local agencies and non-profits to promote the federal Affordable Connectivity Program. This program offers eligible community members a discount on their monthly internet bill.”

For more information about these or other adult education programs, call 207-897-6406.

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