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Mobile Computing Lab

Free, On-Site Computer Training & Internet Access for HACP High Rise Communities

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh’s Computer Education & Training Program offers residents access to computer, printing, and internet services right in their own building. With the addition of the Mobile Computer Lab, HACP now has the capacity to offer computer and internet service to all residents of HACP’s senior citizen/ high rise communities.

The Mobile Computer Lab is equipped with several Dell laptops, as well as mobile printing, and internet access and has the capacity to service eight to ten residents per session.

The high-rises that receive services via the Mobile Lab:

  • Pennsylvania-Bidwell
  • Morse Gardens
  • Finello Pavilion
  • Carrick Regency
  • Pressley Street
  • Murray Towers

Classes available include:

  • Computer Basics
  • Internet Basics
  • Keyboarding
  • Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Currently, the Mobile Labs are providing the opportunity to learn and master the new Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System.

Additionally, the Mobile Computer Lab can be used to find information on housing, senior services, food assistance, job search, as well as health and medical services. Also, it can be used to keep in touch with family, friends, and loved ones. Look for the mobile computer lab at your high-rise and experience technology and information at your fingertips.

HACP high-rise residents interested in learning computer skills through the HACP Mobile Computer Lab can call Nathan Williams, the Digital Literacy Initiatives Manager at 412-660-1865, and start learning new skills today.

 


 

 

Created in partnership with The Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation and STEM Coding Lab, the (W.O.W.) CyberBus is a mobile classroom equipped with computers and internet access that allows for remote instruction in STEM education, computer science, financial literacy, and business development for students and parents in HACP Communities and the greater Pittsburgh area.

The (W.O.W.) CyberBus operates weekdays from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and travels to a different neighborhood each day, especially neighborhoods where HACP services its residents. Morning hours (10 a.m. – noon) are reserved for parents who want to learn or hone their computer skills, work on their GEDs or learn how to start their own business. Staff and volunteers are there to assist them in meeting their needs. Afternoons are reserved for students. Each day, two afternoon computer programming classes are taught; each class serves 10-15 students daily or approximately 100-150 per week.

The (W.O.W.) CyberBus has been made possible by generous grants from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, CNX Foundation and additional support provided through the City of Pittsburgh Mayor’s office and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Learn more about the (W.O.W.) CyberBus Program.