Step-By-Step Tech

What exactly is "the cloud," and what does it mean to you? How can you take LinkedIn from a site you barely use to a resume that networks for you?

Experts will tackle those tech topics and others as part of a first-ever series of free Harper College workshops aimed at giving northwest suburban residents a hands-on feel for today's most cutting-edge technologies.

The sessions, all lasting no more than two hours, will address everything from remote storage and social media to web design and online marketing. They'll run on weekdays through the fall at the Harper Professional Center, 650 E. Higgins Road, Suite 9S, in Schaumburg.

"We're on a mission to increase the public's awareness of new and up-and-coming technologies," says Martha Karavitis, Harper's Continuing Education computer training coordinator. "Technology is integral in so many industries, and is also important in our personal lives. We want to make sure the public has a chance to really grasp these newer concepts, whether they're looking to boost their career or business, connect with family and friends or just make their life easier."

The courses are considered a sneak peek of more in-depth computer training classes routinely offered to the public through Harper's Continuing Education Department. Enrollment is limited, and registration is required.

To register or for more information on the workshops or Harper's other computer training courses, call 847.925.6066 or visit

Upcoming spring semester workshops include:

Working Remotely (Remote Storage): 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 29
Social Media 101: 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 12
LinkedIn: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 19
Website Design (Basic CMS Tools): 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 25
Website Design (Advanced CMS Tools): 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 2
Office 365: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 10.
Online Marketing: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16

Press Contact: Erin Brooks, Media Relations Manager, 847.925.6159,