Digital Workshop Center Trade School

Blueprint Basic Digital Literacy

Our innovative program helping people learn basic technology skills

The Blueprint Program focuses on teaching you essential digital literacy skills in a one-on-one class setting.

We strive to help students understand the importance of technology within their professional life, while recognizing the challenges of working with a disability.  We help each student feel more connected and empowered by teaching some of the most popular technology tools in a low stress class environment.

Essential Tech Skills in a One-on-One Setting

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Essential Technology Skills

The core goal of this program is for each student to learn technology skills at their own pace.  Our experience working with students with limited technology skills or disabilities allows our instructors to control the pace of the program based on each individual.

Skills learned in this program include introductory computer skills, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word and Google Workspace.

You schedule your class sessions around your availability and commitments.  Because every program is private, there is also no need to worry about social anxiety of attending class in a group setting.

Career Coaching

Including in every Blueprint Program are career coaching workshops in a one-on-one setting with your mentor.

You will work closely with our expert staff to refine your next steps in your career search.   Career services in our Blueprint program include one-on-one resume reviews and job search workshops.

Program Outline

    Upon successful completion of the Blueprint Program, students will:

    • Understand basic technology vocabulary and concepts
    • Learn features of video conferencing (i.e. Zoom)
    • Work with files and folders to organize documents
    • Change settings and personalize the computer
    • Learn best practices of working with common technology including browsers, search, email & more
    • Understand common commands such as Save vs Save As, Print, Open, Rename & Delete
    • Write professional documents and implement time-saving features in Microsoft Word
    • Communicate effectively on a team using Outlook with features such as email, calendar, tasks and contacts
    • Design a professional presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Create and edit spreadsheets using Excel
    • Understand the benefits of Google Apps and how they are utilized in business today

    Plus:

    • Finish a real-world administrative project with one-on-one help from your mentor
    • One-on-one job search and resume writing assistance with a career coach

    One-on-one mentoring

    Every Blueprint Program is 100% one-on-one.  You work through the class lessons at your own pace and your instructor is there to help you every step of the way.

    Acting as your mentor through the program, your instructor will teach you the best practices of working with technology and popular software.

    Our program also includes one month of mentoring support after the end of each class and  a final Capstone project to allow you to demonstrate all that you have learned to others.

    Working with Vocational Rehabilitation

    DWC works closely with Vocational Rehabilitation and Workforce Center offices across the U.S. to customize the Blueprint Program for each individual client as needed.

    Our instructors have worked with students suffering various mental and physical disabilities including depression, anxiety, autism, TBI, hearing loss and visual impairment among others.  We show every student the compassion and attention they need in order to build their confidence using technology.

    Situational or entrepreneurial assessments available on request.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Every day I utilize the wonderful training and information I received at Digital Workshop Center.  The professionalism and energy the instructor invested in my classes facilitated training specific to my needs and experience level.  It was an exceptional opportunity.
    Google Reviews

    Lori Weissman

    Administrative Assistant, Colorado State University, Office of Engagement

    What Skills Will You Learn?

    Plus:

    Capstone Project

    One-on-one mentoring with your instructor while working on a real-world project pertaining to your program.  From project concept to delivery, each student will perform the work to complete the project with your instructor there to help guide you through the process.

    Schedule

    • 48 in-class hours are required to complete the Blueprint Program.
    • Additional hours outside of class may also be assigned.
    • Your schedule will be customized based on your availability and commitments.

    Speak to a student advisor to receive a training plan with a customized program schedule.

    Payment Options

    Affordable payment plan and loan options available

    Full Tuition

    Provided by DWC

    $3995

    Full Tuition

    Scholarships

    Scholarships for students needing economic support

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    Tech Skills Scholarship

    $50,000 fund

    For those who are unemployed and looking to get into a career in tech

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    Women & Tech Scholarship

    $100,000 fund

    For women looking to
    enter or advance in a technology career

    Adobe Captivate and Photoshop

    Veterans Skills Scholarship

    $50,000 fund

    For active or retired military service members seeking a tech career

    How Does The Program Work?

    Students Can Attend From Anywhere.  It’s so easy!

    Live in-person or streaming online.
    Always with a live instructor.

    How easy is virtual training?
    • Open the email
    • Click the link
    • Call in or use computer audio
    • Get started!
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    One-on-one classes.
    Individual mentors.

     Supporting our students with disabilities every step of the way
    • Work at your own pace
    • Individual attention
    • Learn from experts

    Preparing you for
    more opportunities

    Helping you to create a path forward with tech skills

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Program Outline

    Upon successful completion of the Blueprint Program, students will:

    • Understand basic technology vocabulary and concepts
    • Learn features of video conferencing (i.e. Zoom)
    • Work with files and folders to organize documents
    • Change settings and personalize the computer
    • Learn best practices of working with common technology including browsers, search, email & more
    • Understand common commands such as Save vs Save As, Print, Open, Rename & Delete
    • Write professional documents and implement time-saving features in Microsoft Word
    • Communicate effectively on a team using Outlook with features such as email, calendar, tasks and contacts
    • Design a professional presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Create and edit spreadsheets using Excel
    • Understand the benefits of Google Apps and how they are utilized in business today

    Plus:

    • Finish a real-world administrative project with one-on-one help from your mentor
    • One-on-one job search and resume writing assistance with a career coach

    When can I start?

    You can begin your Blueprint Admin program at anytime.  Our staff will schedule your sessions based around your availability and other commitments.

    Each student can choose the schedule that best fits your availability.

    Pre-requisites

    No pre-requisites.

    We highly recommend that you have purchased and installed the Microsoft Office Suite before the start of class

    How Long Is This Program?

    The average length to complete the Blueprint Admin Program program is 3 months.  Total length may vary based on the pace in which you schedule your classes.

    Each Blueprint program allows one year to be completed, but, depending on your pace of learning and skill level, you may move as fast or as slow as you like within that time frame.

    What's included?

    Stand-Alone Classes

    Every stand-alone class at DWC includes support and mentoring throughout.

    Stand-alone classes within your program also include:

    • Professional Textbook(s) or Reference Packet(s)
    • Lesson files
    • One year for a free re-take (for attended students of public classes only)
    • 30 days of technical support
    • Certificate of Completion

    Certificate Programs & Bootcamps

    Each Certificate Program & Bootcamp is comprised of several stand-alone classes, plus additional training specific to your career field, portfolio building with a comprehensive Capstone Project, and career coaching workshops.

    Support and mentoring a huge part of all of our full length programs.

    Talk to a student advisor to learn more about specific details on each class or program.

    Payment & financial aid options

    DWC offers several flexible financial aid options to help you finance your education.  None of our financial aid tools will require a federal student loan or add severe interest penalties.

    If you are interested in scholarship opportunities, speak with a student advisor and discsuss eligibility requirements.

    Or learn more about flexible payment plan options that fit your monthly budget.

    Click here to learn more about financial aid options and get started.

    What career services or internships do you offer?

    For full length programs, support and mentoring is included and you will be eligible to work one-on-one with a career counselor.

    Workshops for job search and resume writing are included in the cost of your program.  Our expert career advisors will help you prepare for the next steps of your career path.  Your success is our success.

    Click here to learn more about career counseling

    DWC partners with Parker-Dewey to offer micro-internships to our students.  These project-based internships are a great way for students to build real-world experience.  Learn more

    Talk to a student advisor to discuss career coaching & internship options today.

    Terms & conditions

    Please read our Terms and Conditions before you register.

    Still curious?

    If you have more questions, view the full FAQ page or contact us today.

    For Counselors: How do I refer a client to the Blueprint Program?

    Counselors may fill out a Client Referral Form including pertinent information on the student.  DWC will contact the student directly to conduct a Situational Assessment over the phone or video call.

    Counselors may complete the Client Referral Form here.

    Questions?