Potter County Education Council

POTTER COUNTY EDUCATION COUNCIL AND TRI-CO CONNECTIONS CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP FOR SENIORS 2 SENIORS PROGRAM


The Potter County Education Council, Tri-Co Connections, the Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging, the Seneca Highlands CTC and our local school districts are continuing to team up to implement a county-wide program called Seniors 2 Seniors. This program is teaching basic computer skills, digital literacy, and cybersecurity to senior citizens so that they have the skills and knowledge to utilize the many benefits of high-speed Internet which can include:


  • Staying connected to friends and family

  • Sending and receiving emails

  • Using search engines to navigate the Internet

  • Utilizing telemedicine (healthcare from home)

  • Using on-line banking

  • Shopping from home (for items not available in the local area)


As a part of this program, the Potter County Education Council, Tri-Co Connections and the Area Agency on Aging have local high school students volunteering to provide on-site support to each of the adults who participates in the course. The area high school students are a logical resource to support the senior citizens as they learn about the Internet since this generation of students has grown up with technology as a part of their daily lives. They are a true “tech savvy” population and can provide valuable support to older adults who are learning to navigate and use new technological skills and information.


Course Schedule:


The Seniors 2 Seniors technology course is being offered at each of the four senior centers in Potter County on a five-week rotating schedule, meeting on Wednesdays from 12:45 – 1:45 PM (following the school districts’ calendars), throughout the 2021-2022 school year. The first Seniors 2 Seniors course will be held at the Coudersport Senior Center beginning on September 15th and ending on October 13th. The course is scheduled at the Shinglehouse Senior Center (October 20th – November 17th), the Ulysses Senior Center (March 16th – April 13th) and then at the Galeton Senior Center (April 20th – May 18th).


Registration:

You can register yourself, or a parent, or grandparent by calling the Potter County Education Council at (814) 274-4877, registering on the Potter County Education Council’s website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or stop by the Potter County Education’s Coudersport office at 5 Water Street.

ServSafe Food Safety Certification

ServSafe is a certification program developed by the Restaurant Association Education Foundation. The course meets certification requirements for individuals who are responsible for the safe handling of food in restaurants, schools, elder care facilities, lodges, bed and breakfasts, community centers, and other food concessions (organizations or businesses that sell or prepare food on a regular basis).


This 2-day class is scheduled for Friday, September 10 and 17, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $185 per person. To register, call (877) 345-0691 or go to https://extension.psu.edu/servsafe.

Video Games, Gamers, and Gaming Course


This two-day course is designed to introduce learners to the many elements of video games. We will focus on gaming industry history, game development processes, game genres, storyboarding, game environment, character design, interface design, game play, and the psychology of game design. The course is open to students entering grades 6 through 12 (during the 2021-2022 school year).

This course, taught by Brent Bryant, Seneca Highlands CTC Network Systems Technology Instructor, is scheduled for June 21 and 22, 2021 (for students entering grades 6-8) and June 23 and 24, 2021 (for students entering grades 9-12). The classes will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day and will be held in the Networking and Security Shop at CTC. The cost is $75 per person, and all class materials will be provided.

The deadline to register is Thursday, June 17th, so register today. Visit www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call (814) 545-1333.