Lifelong Learning Center receives donation of computers

The Lifelong Learning Center at Wayland Baptist University recently received 15 surplus Dell computers from the Texas Workforce Center in Plainview for use in their computer lab.

According to Director Amelia Cline, the Lifelong Learning Center has had a long relationship with TWC and she works regularly with Alton Painter, WIA representative, on job placement and training for her students. A casual comment to Painter about needing more computers was set into motion with the help of James Belk, vice chairman of the South Plains Regional Workforce Development Board.

"He really did the work to get the computers for us," Cline said.

"Computer training is the way of the future. Without it, there will be few who can get good jobs," Belk said. "The Lifelong Learning Center lab is ideal for those who need training and are not in school anymore. This helps us train our workforce, which helps the community."

Cline said the computers will enhance learning for the center's students, particularly those enrolled in the Office Technology Program.

"These students have classes in our center and across the Wayland campus," Cline explained. "They'll be able to use these computers on a daily basis, and that gives them more access at a more opportune time for their work schedules."

The Lifelong Learning Center is an arm of Wayland Baptist University where members of the community and others desiring additional skills may receive training. Continuing Education Unit may be earned through a variety of opportunities provided in programs in the professional, business and liberal arts areas.

For more information on LLC program offerings, contact the center at 291-3650 or visit the center at 708 Yonkers.