Over 13 million people in the UK lack the digital skills they need for work which can have a huge negative impact on a person’s life, including less access to jobs and education. Get Online Week is a digital inclusion campaign organised by Good Things Foundation to tackle the digital skills gap.
Strode College is supporting Get Online Week, which runs from October 18-24, by offering free sessions to learn how to use digital tools to stay in touch with people, save time and money. The two sessions run on Tuesday, October 19, at 9.30am to 11.30am or Wednesday, October 20, 10am to 12 noon.
It will also be ‘Love Our Colleges Week’ and the theme this year is ‘Get in, go further’. Strode College will be promoting destinations, alumni and the big and small victories that have allowed people to move on to the next stage of their life. The free digital skills sessions which will give people the opportunity to learn how to use digital tools is an ideal example of how colleges can help people develop skills to move on in life.
Nadine Norman, Essential Digital Skills Centre Development Manager, Employer Engagement, said: “Computer and digital skills are so important nowadays and I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to safely participate in our digital world and no one should be left behind. I am proud to work with the Good Things Foundation to offer these free courses and to support and spread the Get Online Week message that everyone can: Get online. Get connected.”
Places are limited so to book a place call 01458 844480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.