‘Get Online’ week returns to Tameside

RESIDENTS in Tameside have the opportunity to boost their digital skills and make the most out of using the Internet.

Throughout Get Online Week, which runs between October 19-25, Tameside Libraries are holding a series of events to help get people started online.

The online and telephone sessions cover a variety of topics including managing personal finances on the Internet, how to find a new job or brush up on a new skill by earning an iDEA badge. To encourage residents to try their hand at a variety of online tasks the libraries team have even created a Get Online Week version of bingo.

For those who feel they need support as lots of businesses and services operate online, the team can advise how to use the Internet in areas including health, learning, finding work or managing money.

Residents also have the opportunity to try out the free Learn My Way courses that cover a variety of topics, available on the following website: https://www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries/learn

For those looking to broaden their IT skills this could be a good time to make the most of the iDEA courses available in a huge range of topics, including coding, e-commerce and web design, using the following link: https://iDEA.org.uk/x/TandGiDEA.

Tameside Libraries will hold the following events during the week, which will take place virtually or over the telephone:

Tuesday

  • Virtual coffee morning talking about all things digital, 11am-noon. To book onto the course email information.direct@tameside.gov.uk or call 0161 342 2031.
  • Story Makers session for children aged 0-4, 10.30am-11am or 1.30pm-2pm. To book a place please email book.start@tamside.gov.ukor phone 0161 343 7824.
  • Device advice clinic 5pm-7.30pm. To book a slot call 0161 342 2031.

Wednesday

  • Story Makers session for children aged 0-4, 10.30am-11am or 1.30pm-2pm. To book a place please email book.start@tamside.gov.uk or phone 0161 343 7824.

Thursday

  • Writing 2020 with Sophie Parkes-Nield. A creative writing Zoom session, part of the Digital Words Festival: https://www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries/digitalwords. Book via tamesidelibraries.eventbrite.co.uk  or phone 0161 342 2031
  • Device advice clinic 5pm-7.30pm. To book a slot call 0161 342 2031.

Friday

  • Device advice clinic 9am-3pm. To book a slot call 0161 342 2031.

Cllr Leanne Feeley, Tameside Council executive member for lifelong learning, said: “For those who aren’t confident online, lockdown may have been even more of a challenging time, as so many businesses now focus their efforts online.

“Through the sessions over the week we’re aiming to give residents the chance to develop some skills using the internet so they can make the most of everything the online world has to offer.”

For more information on Get Online Week, contact Tameside Libraries by emailing information.direct@tameside.gov.uk or calling 0161 342 2031.

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