In September, PC Magazine ranked the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as the "most wired college," recognizing its technology-related course offerings as some of its strongest points in maintaining a wired campus. However, the magazine did not mention the university’s computer and software training services, workshops, internships, and peer-to-peer web site reviews, which are offered to students at little or no cost, reports the Daily Illini. "We are a well-kept secret for some reason," said Ginna Moore, manager of Training Services for the university’s departmental services. Training Services offers workshops and training opportunities to faculty, staff, campus departments, and students. It also provides one-on-one or personal group trainings. When Training Services was first established, its main mission was training faculty and staff in computers and software programs. Shortly after, the program began offering informal training for students, Moore said. These programs were subsidized and offered free of charge. After low student enrollment, Training Services decided to cut the student programs. Moore did not want this to happen and decided to start fee recovery programs, which offered student training in common computer programs and software such as Photoshop, HTML, and Microsoft Office. This semester, Moore and the training services staff decided to merge student programs with the Faculty and Staff Technology Training Team, better known as the FAST3 consortium. For fees as low as $39, students can register for classes and workshops that focus on a variety of computer software such as SQL, Visio, and Dreamweaver. The program offers more than 40 different workshops and classes, and Moore said this semester FAST3 has seen strong participation…

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