About Our Technology Classes and Training Services
The purpose of the YWCA Computer Center is to ensure that all people, especially women and girls, have access to computer technology that is often necessary for success at work, school, and home.
We deliberately keep our classes small so that our instructors are able to give learners the attention and time they need. We provide a comfortable learning environment and we specialize in beginners!
Free parking is available on-site.
Technology Class Schedules
We offer many topics, including:
- Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2019 / Office 365
- Morning and evening computer, tablet and smartphone classes
- Classes for Women and Men 50 Plus
- Technology Question & Answer Session offered every month
- Cybersecurity Tips for Everyone!
- Facebook for 50 Plus
- Google Docs, Sheets & Drive
- Google Gmail, Calendar & Contacts
- Build Your Own Website or Blog with WordPress
- Private tutoring
- Practice time
We offer financial assistance for learners who demonstrate financial need. To apply, download and return our financial assistance application.
What People Say About Our Technology Classes
“I am so happy to have instructors teach to my level. I was able to ask questions to make sure I understood. I was happy to have questions from a previous class answered if I have problems applying at my job site.”
“I loved, loved, loved this class! I have learned so much and want to know so much more. Thanks for your patience and for sharing your expertise. I haven’t felt “connected” to anything since I moved here eight years ago. This ‘YWCA Experience’ has helped me in so many ways. [My instructor was] so professional and well-prepared. You’re the best!”
Gina McGrath is the Sr. Program Director & IT Director at the YWCA Westmoreland County. In addition to being the network administrator for the organization’s two sites, Gina also manages the YWCA’s Adult Education programming and its Technology Center: creating curriculum, booking instructors, organizing class schedules, and regularly teaching technology classes to adult learners. In addition, she manages the afterschool YWCA TechGYRLS robotics program, and is adjunct faculty at Westmoreland County Community College. Gina holds an associate degree in computer science from Westmoreland County Community College and a bachelor of science in business management/information technology from Seton Hill University.
Mary Ellen Tiberio owned and taught at the Fourth R of Westmoreland computer education company from 1994 to 2001. There she taught computer skills to people ranging from age 2 to 92. Additionally, she taught adult computer workshops for various schools including Sacred Heart School near Latrobe. From 2001 to 2015, she worked at various full-time jobs that required regular use of Windows, Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook and various databases, all the while teaching computer classes and the TechTYKEs curriculum for YWCA starting in 2007. Mary Ellen is also familiar with Android and Apple devices.
Vicki Walker began teaching a variety of technology classes at the YWCA in 2011. Vicki began her college career at Westmoreland County Community College and has an associate in applied science in information science. Her prior work experience started at Hempfield Area School District in the technology field, as the Information System Administrator, then she retired from this position. Vicki’s experience in teaching and tutoring technology courses as an adjunct instructor at Westmoreland County Community College over the last 20 years has kept her up-to-date with technology changes. In 2012, Vicki became employed at Westmoreland County Community College working in the TRIO/SSS Program, which offers support to college students as they begin their educational journey.