Free adult digital literacy classes scheduled for Jan. 31

Connect Arkansas, a project of Arkansas Capital Corporation, today announced that free adult digital literacy classes will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Public Library.

The classes will focus on Internet and email basics.

Each class will last one hour, and classes will be held at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

There is a limit of three people for each one-hour class, and each student is provided with a computer. To sign up for a class, prospective students are asked to contact Janna Mitchell at 534-4802.

Connect Arkansas received federal stimulus grants to increase Internet awareness, education and use in Arkansas. As part of that grant, Connect Arkansas launched the Adult Digital Literacy Program. More than 25 classes are scheduled for January throughout the state.

“The Internet has become an integral part of life, and Arkansans deserve every opportunity to participate,” said C. Sam Walls, chief executive officer of Arkansas Capital Corporation and president of Connect Arkansas. “By educating the adults in our communities, we are setting them up to be able to communicate with and stay connected to their families, friends, health care professionals and communities more efficiently and effectively.”

Arkansas Capital Corporation Group is a privately held group of for-profit and nonprofit corporations. Connect Arkansas, established in 2007, is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to increasing high-speed Internet subscription and improving and sustaining Internet adoption throughout Arkansas.