Grant allows Broome County Urban League to open new computer lab

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The Broome County Urban League has received a technology makeover to better suit its clients who are looking for work.

The Urban League was a recipient of the Technology Makeover grant sponsored by the Red Barn Technology Group and Visions.

The organization on Carroll Street in Binghamton received 10 new computers, a back up server along with IT help from Red Barn.

They also received a TV to project the image from the computer for everyone in the room to see.

Clients can use the computers to take classes on professionalism in the workplace, working with others and interview strategies.

Then, they can utilize the Attain Lab where job seekers can create a resume and learn how to apply for jobs online.

Urban League CEO Jennifer Lesko says the old computers were not up to speed with today’s technology.

“We did have a lab in that room for many years, but the machines got outdated and it became difficult to maintain them and things like that,” said Lesko.

The Urban League is looking to hire a full time lab technician to oversee the computer room and teach more classes.

The computers are typically free during the afternoon.

People looking to use the computer can call the Urban Leauge at (607) 723-7303 and ask for Jen.

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