Support Offered

  • Essential Computer Skills – Computer Basics, Windows 10, Mac OS, Internet Basics, Email 
  • Essential Software Skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Using Technology to Accomplish Tasks – Typing, Social Media, Internet Safety, Advanced Computer Skills 

Classes are offered as in-person one-on-one in St. Paul, MN or online via computer, tablet, or phone and are offered in all of the above class subjects. Online group workshops are conducted via Zoom and cover Computer Basics, Windows 10, Internet Basics, and Email. After completing a class, you can receive a professional skill certification through Northstar Digital Literacy.

One-on-one classes are by appointment only while online workshops are pre-scheduled, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. CDT. To schedule, please contact Aado Perandi, Digital Literacy Instructor, at or call (651) 419-4931.

Microsoft Digital Literacy Courses Offered in Partnership with LinkedIn

Additional Digital Learning Resources

Explore short video courses on computer basics, computer skills for your resume, online safety, applying for jobs online, and more!

  • Online safety resources and research: Microsoft offers tips and resources on protecting your privacy, using the internet safely, and combating online bullying and harassment.
  • If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
  • Learn and develop the skills needed to advance in work and life.
  • NorthStar Digital Literacy: Test your computer skills, build skills in key areas, and demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges. Prepare for your future now!
  • The Digital Skills Library is an open repository of free learning resources designed to help all adult learners develop the digital skills needed to achieve their personal, civic, educational, and career goals.
  • Microsoft Learn: Microsoft’s technical hands-on learning modules can help you arrive at your goals faster, with more confidence and at your own pace.
  • Explore real college courses from Harvard, MIT, and more of the world’s leading universities.
  • Improve your typing skills and go beyond typing with Digital Citizenship, Coding, and Career Prep.
  • Grow with Google: A playlist of free resources to build skills using the Google platform.
  • National Digital Equity Center’s Online Interactive classes: Live Zoom classes which are completed in one to three one-hour sessions depending on the class topic.

Build Skills for In-Demand Tech Jobs

  • Access newly available tools and resources to begin pursuing in-demand technology skills for free across LinkedIn, Microsoft Learn and GitHub.
  • Explore real college computer science courses from Harvard, MIT, and more of the world’s leading universities.

Skills for Students