#99-02
DO221298

Issued 1/19/99

Contact: Diane Greenberg (516) 344-2347 or Mona S. Rowe (516) 344-5056

 

SUFFOLK COUNTY RESIDENTS LEARN
COMPUTER SKILLS AT BROOKHAVEN LAB

Brookhaven National Laboratory Director John Marburger (standing) congratulates a class of nine adults from Bay Shore, Mastic Beach, Medford, Ridge, Riverhead, Rocky Point and Shirley who successfully completed an intensive computer training course at the U.S. Department of Energy lab.

The course, which met four hours per day for 12 weeks, was taught by employee-volunteers from Brookhaven Lab, and sponsored by the not-for-profit Learning & Information Networking for Community - via Technology (LINCT) Coalition.

The LINCT Coalition is a nationwide group of socially concerned businesses, not-for-profit organizations and communities working together to help poverty-level individuals, working-poor family members, senior citizens and disabled people to become computer-literate. While LINCT provides training and materials for the course, many businesses donate computers for the training. Upon graduation, the participants are given the computers for home use. Seated in front of the class, from left, are Brookhaven Lab's Jeffrey Taylor, who coordinated the LINCT program at the Laboratory; Lorraine Merdon, the Laboratory's Assistant Director of Human Resources; and P. Kenneth Komoski, who is a founding member of the LINCT Coalition.