Community Technology Training Center

The Springfield Urban League would like to expand the CTTC lab's training opportunities. The lab is available for rent by individuals, agencies and associations, that provide or require computer based certification testing as well as those groups that conduct hands-on software training. To date, the lab has provided access to the digital world for community members seeking software training and web access, Child Development Associate credentialing, Illinois Food Handlers Training and Certification, and the Illinois Department of Human Services conducting software testing. If you are interested in additional information, please email mhollis@springfieldul.org.

Beginning March 1, the Springfield Urban League Community Technology Training Center is  open from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, with access limited to 10 people. Lab users may not bring duffel bags, back packs or other large items into the lab.

**The lab will be closed on July 27 & 28, 2021 for maintenance.**

Classes

Classes begin at  12:30PM with two courses being offered each day.

April

Introduction to Computers 101: April 26, 2021

This course will cover the basic components of the computer, internal and external and will include a review of the desktop and basic controls. Other topics include how to open email and a brief discussion on how to use video chat services like Google Meet and Zoom.

Introduction to Computers 102: April 26, 2021

This course will cover Internet basics and online safety. Additional guidance will be provided on using email and video chat services. A discussion of online ordering, purchasing and banking will also be provided.

Lab computers are available on a first-come, first served basis and can only be used for the following:

    • Software skill development
    • Resume construction and refinement
    • Employment application completion and submission
    • Receipt and sending of email
    • Program development activities by Urban League staff
    • Tax preparation
    • Completion of professional certifications
    • Testing

 The computer lab is not available for the following:

    • Cooling or warming location
    • Sleeping
    • Browsing not related to workforce development
  • Since 2001, the CTTC has focused on workforce and educational development for underprivileged students and adults in order for them to work toward and ultimately achieve their educational and employment goals in today's high-tech world. The CTTC serves as an Illinois WorkNet portal that provides a link for community residents to free online training, resources and workshops that promote workforce training and community empowerment.
  • The League remains dedicated to being part of a larger network of workforce professionals committed to raising the economic standards, health and technology education level of the Springfield community. In association with the Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries, training classes are being provided at the League's 100 North 11th Street location.
  • Beginning in December 2019, all lab computers, have been upgraded to Windows 10 providing a significantly quicker and up to date user experience.
  • Free internet access is available from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM each weekday except Monday when the lab closes at 1 PM for classes.

The CTTC Lab is located at the Springfield Urban League's Administrative Office located at 100 N.  11th Street in Springfield, Illinois.  Please call 217.789.0830 to register for classes.

  • 100 North Eleventh Street
    Springfield, IL 62703
    Phone: 217-789-0830
    Fax: 217-789-9838