Monday, September 12, 2011
The first few weeks here at CTN mainly consist of Mun and I get accustomed to who were going to be working with. A lot of our time consists of meetings, shadowing of classes as well as being introduced to partners and other organizations associated with CTN. For the most part On Wednesday we had a partner lunch at the Tenderloin Technology Lab. It was nice to meet the partners of CTN and listen to the issues they were having with their tech labs. I'm looking to working with them in the future to possibly offer some IT advice/help with their computer labs. Thursday and Friday consisted of two training's held by Lorna and Kerri to a portion of the staff from the 26 senior centers receiving brand new computers. The department of aging (DAS) has received funding from BTOP (Broadband Technology Opportunity Program) to provide computers for 26 centers located throughout the city. During the year it will be our job as Vistas to provide training to the staff, volunteers at the senior center and some of the members of these senior centers. The training was very informative to the staff about how to work with the volunteers they will be receiving to help teach the seniors how to use the computers. We also go to play with the 23-inch touch screen computers the senior centers will be receiving. Overall, it was a productive week filled with a lot of information but useful for the coming weeks. I can't wait to get into a set routine of teaching and training.