Online Workshops

Kramden has launched new online workshops to keep you and your family active and learning at home. Check back weekly for the latest!

Mac OS Basics (Northstar Digital Literacy Certification)

If you’re curious about Mac OS computers (like iMacs or MacBooks) or need to use one for your job, this workshop will teach you the basics. We’ll cover the major parts of the system like the Finder, Dock, menu bar, System Preferences, Siri, and Spotlight. We’ll also cover the included Apple apps, working with app windows, and getting more apps from the App Store. You’ll see how to use the Finder to move files, create folders, use the Trash, and use iCloud online storage.

This workshop follows the Northstar Digital Literacy program. You can take a free assessment to earn a Northstar certificate and badge to signify your knowledge for employers, your resume, or LinkedIn. The assessment test is offered on Thursday, Dec. 17, from 5:30 – 6:30.

Learn more about Northstar Digital Literacy program and Kramden Institute’s training and certifcation.

The workshop will demonstrate the very latest Mac OS version, Big Sur, released in November.

Wednesday, December 16, 6 – 7:30 pm
All ages
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More workshops will be posted soon! Check back weekly.

If your organization would like to arrange workshops for a group, please contact us.

New! Free Online Computer Training & Certification

Kramden now offers online, instructor-guided Northstar training and certificate testing. These free classes are designed to help you learn computer skills or refresh your existing skills.

Get Certified! Earn resume-ready certificates on key skills with free online testing.

In-Person Computer Classes for Beginners

We are not currently offering in-person classes. We have online computer training and other workshops available. If you need a computer, our Technology Access program offers low-cost computers for qualifying applicants.

Our digital literacy and technology training program inspires success by teaching critical computer and Internet skills.

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Scholarships: Many Kramden classes are free. Need-based scholarships are available for other camps & classes. Apply for a scholarship here.

Volunteer as an assistant instructor or even lead a class. Email us to find out how you can help.

Kramden’s classes are taught in the Lenovo Learning Lab at our office in Durham. Get directions.