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Fran Forbes Central Valley Adult Learning Association (CVALA) Testimonial

Taking this Financial Literacy Program has been an eye opener for me. We are only halfway through the course, and with Jason as our teacher we have learned so much already. It is a very well rounded program, with topics such as to buy verses to rent, managing a budget, bank charges and fees, fraud protection, and so many more!

I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is interested in adding to their financial knowledge.


Fran Forbes

Marie Hunter Central Valley Adult Learning Association (CVALA) Testimonial

I am a 72 year old woman, and when I found out about the Financial Literacy Program, I decided that I would give it a try, thinking that there could not be much I wouldn’t know. Was I surprised about all the fine print that I was not aware of.

I have learned so much about banking, buying and renting, making decisions, maintaining a budget and so much more! And we are only halfway through the program!

This program has an added bonus with our instructor, Jason Darkis. He is very informative. Lessons well prepared and a very pleasant person with lots of patience for us seniors.

I would definitely recommend this program for anyone.

Thank you,

Marie Hunter

Brigitte Myshrall Central Valley Adult Learning Association (CVALA) Testimonial

Before I came to the [Digital Literacy] class, I fumbled around a computer, mostly on the internet. This class has allowed me to KNOW what I'm doing. I'm not as nervous. I would like to learn a lot more. Yesterday I learned how to change the homepage. It's AWESOME!


Thank-you for having me!


- Brigitte Myshrall

Digital Literacy Central Valley Adult Learning Association (CVALA) Testimonial

I am currently on EI and do not have any computer skills. By taking the Digital Literacy course, I am more comfortable on my home computer and have been introduced to programs that will help me get a job or choose a job.


- Ann Carr Sparks

I've enjoyed the Digital Literacy class. For me, the class on Word has helped me to navigate through that program. Also, today I am learning Excel, which I feel will help me some in finding employment.

- Kim Murphy

I am more confident working with the computer. The "fear" is gone.

- Catherine

After having taught English for over thirty years and then finding myself looking for another career, it was a shock to realize that in this high-tech world, I was, in a word, “illiterate”. CVALA’s Digital Literacy course gave me the confidence to take risks, make mistakes and acquire the basic skills needed to survive in the modern workplace. The instructor’s knowledge, patience, support, and understanding of our frustrations and challenges were instrumental in our group’s success. I went from a fear of computers to a comfort level that allowed me to successfully complete advanced software courses in word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet and database management. This newfound confidence and ability permitted me to apply for and be interviewed for positions I could not have hoped to be considered for. Thank you again for all your instruction and support.

- Terry Burns


Just a quick note to say thank you so much for your help and expertise in teaching the "Computer Basics" course. I enjoyed the class very much and learned so much!

I especially love that you included the handouts on each topic you taught us, this is very helpful.

You are fabulous at your job, knowledgeable, very upbeat and easy to listen to! I only wish there was a "phase 2 ".

I attached my "Certificate of completion"...just to show you that I was paying attention in class and learned how to do this :)

- Heather

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