Improve your job skills with free computer training

In the coming months, employees can take advantage of free training to learn or improve skills in Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. All classes are offered by Human Resources, and will be held in the Public Service Center, 250 South 4th St.

To see the class times and descriptions or enroll in training, log onto HRIS and click on Learning and Development. Then click on Search Catalog and type in a key word (Excel or Word, for example) into the search text box.

Please note: Some classes are full or only have a few seats open. When you are in HRIS looking at the course description, click on “View Details" to check whether there are openings in the class you want to take. If the class is full, add it to your learning plan by clicking "Add to Plan.”  Adding the class to your learning plan will help course planners determine what additional classes should be offered.

Upcoming computer classes


Access Level 1 – Thursday, Sept. 19

Access Level 1 – Tuesday, Oct. 1

Access Level 2 – Tuesday, Oct. 8

Access Level 2 – Thursday, Oct. 17

Access Level 3 – Tuesday, Oct. 29

Access Level 3 – Wednesday, Nov. 13


Excel Level 1 – Thursday, Sept. 5

Excel Level 1 – Wednesday, Oct. 9

Excel Level 2 – Thursday, Sept. 26

Excel Level 2 – Tuesday, Oct. 22

Excel Level 3 – Wednesday, Oct. 30

Excel Pivot Tables – Thursday, Nov. 7


Outlook Level 1 – Wednesday, Oct. 2

Outlook Level 2 – Thursday, Oct. 31

Outlook Level 2 – Tuesday, Nov. 12


PowerPoint Level 1 – Tuesday, Sept. 17

PowerPoint Level 2 – Tuesday, Nov. 5


Word Level 1 – Wednesday, Sept. 18

Word Level 2 – Wednesday, Sept. 25

Word Level 2 – Tuesday, Oct. 15

Word Level 3 – Wednesday, Nov. 6

Online learning option

In addition to these instructor-led classes, City employees can take advantage of eLearning opportunities. These online learning opportunities allow you to work at your own pace and access only the lessons you are interested in. For more information, visit the eLearning page on CityTalk.

Published Sep 3, 2013