April 13, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Donna Oracion, 575-624-7403
RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO RESPOND TO COMPUTER SKILLS SURVEY
Chaves County residents are encouraged to respond to a survey which will provide direction for a new, free computer literacy project coordinated by Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. The survey can be completed online in English at Connect Me Survey (qualtrics.com)
Paper copies are also available at Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Roswell Public Library, Roswell/Chaves County Economic Development Corporation, WESST, Lake Arthur Municipal Schools, Dexter Town Hall and Public Library, Hagerman Public Library and Town Hall, and ENMU-Roswell Instructional Center Room 207.
The deadline to respond to the survey is May 12, 2023.
Creating Connected Communities to Provide Opportunities or Project C-3PO, will increase broadband connectivity and computer skills in the communities of Roswell, Dexter, Lake Arthur, Hagerman, and Midway, New Mexico. Residents who sign up for the Connect Me project can take basic to advanced level computer training and education classes, check-out equipment such as mobile hot spots and laptop computers and have access enhanced broadband internet service. All classes, services, and materials will be free of charge and will be provided in both English and Spanish. Major partner organizations include Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Roswell Public Library, Roswell/Chaves County Economic Development Corporation, WESST, Lake Arthur Municipal Schools, Dexter Public Library, and Hagerman Public Library.
The two-year project is being funded through a $1.9 million grant. Expected outcomes include fostering economic development, creating additional employment and entrepreneurial opportunities, and increasing personal prosperity. Project coordinators also believe increased access to equipment and computer literacy will encourage more residents to pursue additional educational opportunities, promoting workforce and economic growth in our region. The Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program is funding the grant project.
For more information, contact Helen Wakefield, Project C-3PO Director, at 575-624-7396 or by email [email protected]