The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) brings digital literacy and Microsoft IT Academy Programs for technology training and certification preparation to all of Hawaii’s library patrons!
The Hawaii State Public Library System now offers FREE to all members a
comprehensive suite of courses for improving essential computing skills. The HSPLS High Tech Academy includes training for a wide range of software -- from the Microsoft applications most widely used at work and at school (like Excel, Word and PowerPoint), to programming and development tools essential for those with careers in technology fields or who are planning to pursue Microsoft certifications.
The Microsoft IT Academy provides e-learning, certification preparation, and official Microsoft course materials, which will help users to qualify for and acquire industry-recognized Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Technology Associate, or Microsoft Certified Professional certifications.
Because the classes are offered on-line, you can enroll hrough the HSPLS web site tand take classes at the time and in the place that's most convenient for you. You can use your own computer equipment and if you don't have a computer of your own, High Tech Academy classes can be taken at any Hawaii State Public Library with computer systems free of charge to members.
The High Tech Academy if the first program of its kind to be offered across an entire State library system and was made possible by a grant provided under the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).