Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Become Part Of The IT Crowd

A new free computer course is aiming to help beginners bag the basics within just a few sessions.

The course, Learn my way, starts on 15 January at the Maple Centre, Huntingdon, between 10 am and 12 pm, and runs for five weeks.

Initially, Learn my way will focus on mastering the keyboard, mouse and the Internet. It will also cover job searching and the social side of the web, with sessions on Facebook, sharing photographs and shopping online. The course is ideal for both beginners and those who want to refresh their computer skills.

The initiative has been developed by Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Learning Trust working together in partnership.

Nyree Scott, Project Manager for Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “Learn my way is ideal for anyone dipping their toe for the first time into the Internet and the world of computers.  It also aims to help people who feel their computer skills are a bit rusty get back up to speed. Don’t worry if you find computers daunting, this course is designed to be fun, informal and a tutor is on hand to help you every step of the way. It will cover key skills from using a mouse and browsing the web to using social media and shopping online.”

County Councillor David Harty, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Learning said: “Adult learning is a priority for Cambridgeshire County Council. It’s important for people to learn key I.T. skills to help them find work, socialise with friends and track down the perfect gift by shopping online. Why not give it a go?”

This is a free course and places are limited and booking is essential. To book a place contact: Stephanie Smith, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator on: Stephanie.smith@cambridgeshire.gov.uk; Telephone: 0787 9115904 or 01354 754764