The Computer Training Workshops are sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR). All classes will be held in the computer lab at IALR. Please contact Jessica Beebe for more information 434.766.6745.

Participants who have registered for a class and need to cancel must do so three business days prior to the start of class to receive a refund. Also, due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather, IALR reserves the right to cancel a class with prior notice on the day of the class. Thank you for your understanding. 

 Registration for each class is $25 individual or $15 military/senior citizen unless specified below. Payment and registration must be completed prior to the start of the class.

 Classes must have at least 6 participants to be held. 


June 27, 2018

 Smart Device- Phone, tablet, laptop, etc.  

 3:00 - 6:00 pm

 $25/person $15/senior citizen or military

 Do you know how to get your email to your phone? Would you like to be able to use that laptop your grand kids gave you two Christmas's ago? Well bring in your smart devices so we can teach you how to use them. Along with our instructor, we will have volunteers in class that will help with social media, downloading apps, email, and general smart device questions.  



July 12, 2018

Excel for Beginners 

1:00 - 4:00 pm

$25/person $15/senior citizen or military

Excel is a helpful but confusing program. It can help you at work or home once your learn the basics. In this class, students will get familiar with the ribbon, freeze panes, create a workbook, and do basic formulas that could save lots of time and energy.



Intermediate Excel- Evening Class

5:00 - 8:00 pm

$25/person $15/senior citizen or military

If you feel a bit more confident using Excel, try our intermediate class. Students will work with more advanced formulas, learn charts and graphs, work with budgets and inventory, and more. Our instructor also loves questions so bring some examples of what you would like to learn!



July 16, 2018

 *Possible Professional Development Credits for Teachers

 Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for Beginners

12:00 - 5:00 pm

$25/person $15/senior citizen or military

Would you like to learn more about Microsoft Office programs that could benefit your day-to-day life? Teachers- would you like to help your students learn essential computer skills that they need for new computer science standards? Join us for an intensive workshop that will hone your skills with these programs. Bring your questions or problem examples! *Max 15 participants 

Certificate will be administered 



The computer lab is open to the public every Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.


1-on-1 Personalized Training 

By appointment only 

Would you like to increase your typing speed or set up an email account? Call today to make an appointment with our AmeriCorps trainer to focus on your basic training needs. Call 434-766-6745 to book your personal appointment. 


Walk-In Computer Lab 

Fridays from 8:00 - 4:00 pm  

Stop by our computer lab each Friday!

For questions regarding these training opportunities please call Jessica Beebe at 434-766-6745 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..