A center to promote technology literacy and support the education and workforce programming of the PAFEC, the technology center offers free and low cost basic computer and software classes in English and Spanish. It also provides free open sessions for the general public, lab space for adult basic education (ABE) and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) classes, and High School Equivalency preparation (formerly known as GED).
A center to promote technology literacy in the community opened in downtown Holyoke, September 2011. One year after the Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center (PAFEC) opened on the third and fourth floors of the new Holyoke Transportation Center, Holyoke Community College (HCC) opened the Thomas Gill III Community Technology Center on the first floor of the building.
Named in memory of Tom Gill, a member of the HCC information technology staff, the center officially opened with a dedication ceremony on September 21, 2011 at the Holyoke Transportation Center, 206 Maple Street.
Created to increase technology literacy in the community and support the education and workforce programming of the PAFEC, the technology center offers free or low cost basic computer and software classes in English and Spanish. The first floor is also home to Mt. Joe to Go, a Log Cabin and Delaney House company, providing coffee, beverages, sandwiches, and meals to-go for building staff and visitors, as well as area businesses and residents.
Interested in the classes offered at the Gill Technology Center? Contact the Gill Technology Center, (413) 552-2990.