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Tom Furrow

Tom Furrow moved to Maine from New Jersey as a young boy when his parents bought a general store, and now lives in the Lakes Region with his wife Bethany. He spent 30 years of his life working with adults with intellectual disabilities – a career he felt passionate about because of the unique population of people he was helping. But after working as an administrator for over a decade he decided it was time for a change.

Today he works part-time as a Digital Literacy Instructor teaching classes on evenings, in addition to a full-time job with the DOT.  He first encountered the National Digital Equity Center as an AmeriCorps member and was later hired as a Digital Literacy Instructor. Before NDEC moved all classes to an online format due to the pandemic, Tom taught classes in Kennebec County.

Tom currently teaches Internet Safety along with several of our other classes. More than anything, he enjoys helping people develop the skills, strategies, and the confidence they need to figure out the best online resources for themselves.  “Many people have actually stayed offline because of their fears,” says Tom.  “Giving people tools to identify legitimate sites, to recognize other potential online hazards, and to have confidence in their knowledge of the internet, has helped them overcome those fears,” he says.  As a teacher his style is laid back and relaxed.  “I want the classes to first be fun and enjoyable, a way for people to connect in these trying times, and to make sure that people are interested and engaged, so to get the most out of our classes.” he says.

Any spare time Tom has these days is spent outside as much as possible, hiking and visiting new places in Maine. He has been learning how to fly drones and is taking aerial photography of Maine’s beautiful landscape.

Upcoming Classes taught by Tom Furrow

June Thu 2
This is a series of 2 sessions.
June 2 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 PM
June 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 PM

Internet Safety (Not open to the public)

Staying safe online is essential in today’s world. This class teaches you how to keep your information and your computers/devices safe.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
June Mon 6
This is a series of 2 sessions.
June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 PM
June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 PM

Online Interactive: Internet Safety

Online Interactive

Staying safe online is essential in today’s world. This class teaches you how to keep your information and your computers/devices safe.
Sorry, this class is full.
June Tue 14
June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 PM

Online Interactive: Identifying Frauds & Scams

Online Interactive

Learn about the different types of internet fraud and scams, the dos and don’ts of protecting yourself online and what to do if you have experienced online fraud or abuse.
Reserve Your Spot 8 spaces left.
June Wed 15
This is a series of 2 sessions.
June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 PM
June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 PM

Internet Safety (Not open to the public)

Staying safe online is essential in today’s world. This class teaches you how to keep your information and your computers/devices safe.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
June Thu 16
This is a series of 2 sessions.
June 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM
June 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM

Online Interactive: Internet Safety

Online Interactive

Staying safe online is essential in today’s world. This class teaches you how to keep your information and your computers/devices safe.
Reserve Your Spot 8 spaces left.
June Tue 21
This is a series of 2 sessions.
June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 PM
June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 PM

Internet Safety (Not open to the public)

Staying safe online is essential in today’s world. This class teaches you how to keep your information and your computers/devices safe.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
June Wed 29
This is a series of 2 sessions.
June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Online Interactive: Internet Safety

Online Interactive

Staying safe online is essential in today’s world. This class teaches you how to keep your information and your computers/devices safe.
Reserve Your Spot 8 spaces left.
June Thu 30
June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Identifying Frauds & Scams (Not open to the public)

Learn about the different types of internet fraud and scams, the dos and don’ts of protecting yourself online and what to do if you have experienced online fraud or abuse.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
July Tue 5
July 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM

Online Interactive: Identifying Frauds & Scams

Online Interactive

Learn about the different types of internet fraud and scams, the dos and don’ts of protecting yourself online and what to do if you have experienced online fraud or abuse.
Reserve Your Spot 9 spaces left.
July Thu 7
This is a series of 2 sessions.
July 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM
July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM

Internet Safety (Not open to the public)

Staying safe online is essential in today’s world. This class teaches you how to keep your information and your computers/devices safe.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.