Grant Community Computing Center

Free Public Access to Computer Lab and High Speed Broadband Internet

The Wired Road's Grant Community Computing Center provides free access to high quality computing equipment and high speed internet service. This computer center has been designed as a high quality facility with business class equipment and amenities to support not only training, but telework, small business and entrepreneur startups. This computer center, which will be open before, during, and after regular business hours, will provide the residents of Grant, and surrounding areas, with a unique opportunity.

We offer educational (free classes and workshops), business (training and "business class" workstations), and research (genealogy, hobby, and self-help) resources and opportunities. Our services also  include free advice on general computing any time the lab is open.

 

Current Events

GED Classes offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 pm to 7 pm and also on Wednesday mornings from 10 am to 12 pm.

Meet with a Virginia Employment Commission Representative at the Grant Community Computing Center by appointment, call today!

Ongoing Events
30 minute or 60 minute Personalized Training Sessions Available BY APPOINTMENT:

  • Introduction to the Internet
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Job Seeking Online
  • Resume Building
  • How To Get Hired
  • Digital Photography I
  • Genealogy I
  • Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics

 

Closings

Grant Community Computing Center

Policy Regarding Closings

Approved January 17, 2013

 

The Grant Community Computing Center strives to be open and available to the community during the most convenient times for Center users.  However, from time to time, it is necessary for the Center to be closed.  The regular hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays from 7 AM to 7 PM and on Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM.

During regular operating hours, however, the following events may require the Center to be closed:

Inclement Weather- Please note that if Grayson Highlands School is delayed or closed due to inclement weather that the Center will open two hours late and close two hours early. During severe weather when it is not advisable to travel, the Center may be closed. We recommend that you call (276)221-1716 to confirm that the Center is open during inclement weather.

Holidays-  The following days are designated as official holidays and Center maybe closed.  Please check our website (https://www.facebook.com/grantcenter) to confirm whether the Center is open during holidays.

• January 1st (New Year's Day)

• Third Monday in January (Martin Luther King Day)

• Third Monday in February (President's Day)

• Last Monday in May (Memorial Day)

• July 4th (Independence Day)

• First Monday in September (Labor Day)

• November 11 (Veteran's Day)

• Fourth Thursday and Friday in November (Thanksgiving Holiday)

• December 24th and December 25th (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

Technical Issues- The Center may need to close from time to time for periodic system maintenance or when severe weather affects the wireless signal that provides broadband access to the Center.  We will notify the community as far in advance as possible regarding scheduled maintenance that may require the Center to be closed.  During unexpected outages requiring the Center to be closed, we will re-open the Center just as soon as repairs are completed and the broadband signal is restored.  We appreciate your patience and understanding when technical issues may require the Center to be closed.

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