Get Online Week: Digital Champions

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As part of Get Online Week, we are encouraging people around Kirklees who do have digital skills to offer support to those who are digitally excluded.

Did you know we deliver free training to staff and volunteers on how to work as a Digital Champion volunteer within the community?

We’re always looking for people who can share their passion for technology and the internet.  There are always people who need help. Whether it’s with learning to create an email address, shop online, use social media, or organise photos.

What will you need?

You don’t need to be an expert, but some basic knowledge of IT is a must.

What does the course cover?

The course covers how to inspire people in your community to use the internet, and help them develop their digital skills.  With your support as a Digital Champion, people can build their confidence using digital technology.

By completing this course, you will gain the confidence and knowledge to support your local community to get online.  It will provide you with the skills to support people on a one-to-one basis or help small groups in any of our Digital Hubs.  You’ll also come away with ideas and tips on how to help them access other services to help support their digital journey.

Interested?

Courses start this November!  Please visit my.kirklees.gov.uk/myservices and search ‘training’.  You can register for Digital Champion training by clicking on Training – Expression of interest in lifelong learning courses for adults and selecting Digital Skills from the dropdown menu.

If you have a friend or relative who’d benefit from visiting one of our Digital Cafés, check out our full timetable at venues across Kirklees for Get Online Week.