Free Microsoft, Job Skill Classes to be offered at Rockwall County Library

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov 6, 2015) The Texas State Library & Archives Commission recently awarded funding to the Rockwall County Library under its Impact Grant program. Rockwall County Library will provide free job skill classes beginning January 2016. Classes are designed to build the technology and work skills of area residents.

Patrons will be able to take Microsoft Word 2013 I, II, and III and Microsoft Excel I, II, and III at no cost. Classes will be taught at Rockwall County Library by a Center for Career Training instructor.

Up to twenty-four Microsoft classes will be offered from January to June 2016. Seating is limited. Patrons are encouraged to register at the reference desk at Rockwall County Library. Patrons will be able to register up to one month ahead of each scheduled class.

This project is just one of 71 made possible this  this year by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

For the 2016 fiscal year, which runs September 1, 2015, to August 31, 2016, TSLAC has awarded approximately   $1.5 million in competitive grants.  The Impact Grant provides seed funds up to $10,000. Rockwall County Library is one of 33 libraries to be awarded the grant for 2016.

Formed in 1909, TSLAC is committed to giving Texans access to information and programs to improve their lives and communities.  For more information about TSLAC visit For more information about Rockwall County Library visit

Submitted by Chantal Walvoord, Adult Services Librarian, Rockwall County Library.

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