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Digital Skills Training Course @ the Village Hall


Husthwaite Village Hall Committee is pleased to report the first of a one off free six week Digital Skills Training course. The programme, brought to us by Rural Action Yorkshire, offers a very ‘user friendly' package enabling those with even the most basic computer skills to conquer the ‘beast'.

There are also more advanced lesson plans covering, CV's, Job Skills, letter writing and much more! It is as simple as registering your details and you are ready to select and work through as many of the lessons you want. You don't have to complete the session all at once, but can log in and out to pick up where you left off. Couldn't be easier!

James Russell, the Digital Skills Officer and course facilitator, says
‘Once the users are registered, this easy to follow package allows them to master the programmes they need and want to know how to use'. ‘Some of those attending are eager to learn how to send, receive and manage e-mails, internet security and still others, how to access the web for information and ordering goods on-line'. ‘Whatever your needs, once you are registered (and at no cost) you can pick and choose and learn at your own pace'.

The first session was well attended and received by Nigel and Dede Scott Brown, Gill Allanson, David Smith, Loretta Knaggs, Margaret and Malcolm Wride, Julia Topps, Margaret Duffield and Chris Clarke; who are now able to log in to the programme at home and get in some practice before the next session.

‘I am pleased I came now' said Chris ‘I am surprised at how much
I remember and this is easy to work through'.

Loretta had used a computer in the past but had lost her confidence. ‘I want to send e mails so this will really help and James is going to help me decide on the best Tablet to buy'.

James is only available for this 6 week course, but with a' train the trainer' option, the VHC hope to continue to offer these sessions to all interested parties, with the support and help of volunteers.
Sessions are 11.30 to 12.30 Thursday, so if you missed the first lesson but would like to come along to any of the subsequent sessions please feel free to drop in. If the sessions are full you are welcome to see what is on offer and register your interest to attend any future lessons.

You don't have a laptop or tablet? Not a problem, as thanks to generous funding from the Beckwith Trust we have 6 laptops for village use.

For further information or if you would like to learn the programme to become a volunteer helper please contact Debbie Lewis-Green the or Sheila Mowatt