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It's almost impossible to not see a computer in daily life, so on Tuesday, area residents were making sure to keep up with ever-changing technology.

Deborah Findley works with computers on a daily basis but said she has more to learn about the programs she uses.

"I use spreadsheets every day and I'm self-taught so I just thought that this would be a great opportunity to start a beginning class to see what I haven't learned, the proper way to use Excel, Microsoft Office," Findley said.

She joined other residents Tuesday for the first day of the evening class at Bridgeport High School offered through Harrison County Schools. Students learn the basics of popular computer programs, something that's becoming increasingly important in the modern workplace.

"Almost every job you do nowadays requires some form of computer skills, even if it's just basic note-taking or entering figures into a spreadsheet. This way, the trainees are better equipped to function in the real world," said Jim Eschenmann, technology coordinator for Harrison County Schools.

Those skills are useful in a variety of ways. Eschenmann said students can take those skills with them to be put to use for themselves.

"The skills that they learn here not only can benefit them in the job or work world, but in their personal life as well, keeping budgets on spreadsheets, doing resumes, letters, things like that," Eschenmann said.

Findley said her workplace is the perfect environment to put those skills to use.

"We have mass quantities of clients and certain documents that the state requires use to track, it's just a wonderful, wonderful way to organize and make sure your company is doing what needs to be done," said Findley.

Liberty and Lincoln High Schools host similar classes.

Call 888-862-0505 for more information.