River Parishes Community College (RPCC) held its biannual Computer Training for Seniors (CTS) program on Tuesday, April 17.
For the third consecutive year, senior citizens came to RPCC to learn the basics of personal computing, including typing, printing, and saving a document. The participants learned these skills from RPCC students, who volunteered to teach the participants on a one-on-one basis.
After the event, participants and volunteers enjoyed breakfast compliments of Fellowship Church in Prairieville.
The CTS program is one of several service learning programs in which RPCC students, faculty and staff participate. Service learning programs allow students to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom through performing service projects within the community.
Savitha Pinnepalli, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at RPCC, said the CTS program works because of the “each one teach one” concept. Each student learns the material and passes it on to their “students,” in this case the participants receiving one-on-one computer training.
The program was sponsored by the RPCC Computer Club, The Ascension Council on Aging, the Fellowship Church and Ms. Pinnepalli’s computer class.