Training


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Austin Free-Net offers a wide variety of free and fee-based training solutions.

Fee-based Training for Organizations

We teach basic computer literacy classes that are focused on creating independent computer users and goal achievement, and we teach advanced computing classes for people who are interested in a career in Information Technology. Our classrooms focus on the real-life needs of Austin’s under-served populations. Contact us today to get started on creating a digital literacy program that meets your organization’s needs.

Current Partner Programs

  • AFN Parent Cloud
  • Getting it Done
  • Tech Starters
  • Let’s Get Digital – Southwest Key Program

Austin Free-Net offers computer training and computer labs open to the public for free.

Free Community Training

Austin Free-Net’s free computer education program occurs in community labs around the city. All members of the community are welcome and are helped on a walk-in basis – no registration, appointment or ID required. Students get help learning computer basics by achieving the goals they set for themselves. Our trainers teach students how to create resumes, look for jobs and find help online, create and use email accounts, connect with friends and family using Facebook – and much more!

IT Certification Courses…a $6500 value offered for FREE

Accelerate IT Certification Program

Launched August 2017! The Accelerate Program is a Texas Workforce Commission Self –Sufficiency Program. Austin Free-Net will provide training for 180 participants to obtain COMPTIA IT Fundamental, A+, and /or Network +, or Security + Certifications to become Computer User Support Specialists or Network Computer System Administrators. At the end of these courses, the student will be prepared to take the national exams for certification. For more information and registration, click here! Download Accelerate IT Program Circle infographic.

Digital Literacy and Adult Basic Education

Getting It Done

Thanks to City of Austin Grant for Technology Opportunities, Austin Free-Net, in collaboration with Front Steps, will be launching its Digital Literacy & Adult Basic Education in August of 2016 at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH). Learn more about the program and application process.

Preparing Women for technology jobs

Techno-Women

Launching in 2016, this new community program will prepare women for today’s technology workforce. Techno-Women’s objective is to educate and certify low-income residents in a 34-week period in CompTIA A+ and COMPTIA Network+ Certifications. Learn more about the program and application process.