Stockport Libraries are hosting 10 free digital training sessions for Stockport job seekers looking to improve their digital skills.
The digital training sessions, which will take place in Stockport Central Library, will be delivered by The Lloyds Bank Academy in partnership with Good Things Foundation.
The Lloyds Bank Academy is a free learning programme that focuses on giving people the key digital skills they need for work and day-to-day life. Good Things Foundation are working together with the Lloyds Bank Academy to deliver a digital inclusion programme to support people with low digital literacy.
Cllr Elise Wilson, Cabinet Member (Reform and Governance) at Stockport Council said:
“Being online today no longer feels optional. 90% of new jobs require digital skills, yet we know around 1 in 5 adults in Stockport don’t have basic digital skills.
“We’re delighted to be working with Good Things Foundation, The Lloyds Bank Academy and a range of great partners to help build confidence and skills and open up new opportunities for people, families and communities.”
The weekly digital training sessions are an excellent opportunity for people who are looking for work, returning to work, or working and volunteering at local charities. They will help attendees to understand the changing digital work landscape and equip them with the tools necessary to succeed.
Basic Needs required
To attend the sessions residents would need to be able to turn on a device and access the internet; open a browser and find a website; have an email account that can be accessed securely using a password and set-up an account to enable registering for an event.
There are five different sessions and residents can choose to attend either in the morning (10:00 – 13:00) or afternoon (14:00 – 17:00). Each session is stand-alone but learners would benefit from attending all five:
Tuesday 6th November – Introduction to Digital
The evolution of digital and the workplace, the meaning of “digital” and problem solving online.
Tuesday 13th November – Digital Communications
Using email at work, best practice in online communications, spotting malicious and fraudulent emails.
Tuesday 20th November – Digital Documents
Choosing and using document software, spreadsheets, and sharing of documents
Thursday 27th November – Devices & Safety
Online risks and threats, how to spot them, managing passwords, and personal information online.
Thursday 4th December – Personal Branding
Presenting yourself online, your digital footprint, CV building, online job applications.
Numbers are limited to 25 per session and can be booked via Eventbrite:
Image caption: The DigiKnow programme is helping people in Stockport get online.
Stockport Council has set up a Digital Inclusion Alliance to help residents get online and improve their digital skills. The ‘DigiKnow’ programme is led by Good Things Foundation, the UK’s leading digital inclusion charity, but also includes key local partners Stockport Homes, TPA (the Prevention Alliance) and Starting Point.