Tech 101 Teaches Former Prisoners the Tech They May Have Missed

 - Dec 6, 2018
References: johnjaypri.org & fastcompany
For former inmates rentering society, technology can seem like a daunting hurdle to overcome, thankfully the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York offers Tech 101 to help former prisoners learn the tech they missed. Designed as a bridge between the criminal justice system and other sectors, such as employment and education, Tech 101 covers all the vital basics surrounding modern technology. The course is currently taught by Albert Fermin, a veteran prison course instructor who "teaches from the vantage point of really understanding the needs of people who were incarcerated."

Some of the subjects covered by Tech 101 include setting up Google accounts, using the Microsoft Office suite, setting up LinkedIn accounts, and getting an overview of social media. The course also helps people understand the lack of privacy on social media and how employers scan profiles when considering employees to hire.