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Literacy Center offers work from home certification for COVID-19

The Adult Literacy Center of Allentown is offering a Work From Home certification. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGE –

Many people are working from home for the first time amid the global coronavirus pandemic, often struggling with the logistics of their new remote responsibilities.

The Adult Literacy Center in Allentown has prepared a new online certification course that will teach the ins and outs of working remotely and will let participants earn a Work From Home Certification.

The program is aimed at those who are working from home for the first time.

“When we started transitioning our workforce to remote work, it struck me that a lot of other people were doing the same thing,” said Jen Doyle, executive director of the Center. “As I started to research it, it was clear that there were several thousand people across the Lehigh Valley working from home for the first time. Working from home can be difficult for a seasoned professional. If it’s your first time. It’s a lot to take it especially in the middle of the pandemic. It adds a layer of extra challenges.”

The 20-hour training program will provide information on technology tools and software, communication, workflow, productivity and time management, working in virtual teams and compliance and security issues when working remotely.

“Everything from self-care, which a lot of people forget about to productivity,” she said. “Really one of the biggest things is working through the distractions especially if you’re working at home with children, a spouse or roommates those are all an additional challenges.”

Morning and evening classes will be offered beginning May 4 and June 2, respectively.

In order to participate, individuals must attend a virtual information session either on Tuesday, April 28th, at 9:30 a.m., or on Thursday, April 30th, at 5:30 p.m.

The certification program is free.

For more information visit www.theliteracycenter-lv.org.

 

Writer Stacy Wescoe has her finger on the pulse of the business community in the Greater Lehigh Valley and keeps you up-to-date with technology and trends, plus what coworkers and competitors are talking about around the water cooler — and on social media. She can be reached at swescoe@bridgetowermedia.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 4104. Follow her on Twitter and on Facebook.

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