SECAD Offers internet training opportunity
South and East Cork Area Development (SECAD) have limited places available for their forthcoming ‘Benefit IIII’ basic computer and internet training programme.
The entire cost for the four by two hour training sessions is a mere €15 which is incredible value and the training opportunity is open to everyone including those who are unemployed or in receipt of a Social Welfare payment.
The training course ‘Benefit IIII Programme’ is an initiative under the National Digital Strategy from the Department of Communication’s, Energy and Natural Resources’ and will be coordinated by SECAD employee’s Kieran Butler and Frances Doyle.
SECAD’s Kieran Butler
Kieran Butler told the East Cork Journal “If people find using a computer or the internet a daunting task or if they want to be more comfortable surfing the web, emailing, using online services and want to learn the basics of using a computer or the internet, this course is for them. I must warn people in the Midleton, Youghal, Cobh, Ballincollig and Carrigaline areas that places are limited and people would want to contact SECAD on 021-4613432 immediately to secure a place on the ‘Basic IIII Programme”.
In the 21st Century it is almost fundamental that people can use the internet and even though the influx of ‘Social Media’ outlets are almost common place for most people, there are still members of our community that are unable to use basic computer services and with that in mind the ‘Basic IIII Programme’ is definitely a very user friendly and supportive way to be part of the technological age we live in.
Basic functions most people take for granted such as using a search engine, making a transaction on line or even booking an airline ticket can be a very daunting challenge for some people, but Mr. Butler feels that with SECAD’s support and the excellent training structures and facilities people can make the step forward into the world of basic computer and internet training, he added “We want to help people to be more comfortable with computers, there is absolutely nothing to be afraid of and we believe the ‘Benefit IIII Programme’ will make a huge difference to many people’s lives, once they complete the course”.
Benefit IIII Programme Training dates:
Youghal at Cumann na Daoine: 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th.
Ballincollig at Ballincollig Resource Centre: 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th.
Midleton, at SECAD Training and Mentoring Centre: 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd of October.
Cobh at Carrignafoy Community College: 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th of November.
Carrigaline at Carrigaline Community School: 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th November.
For all information regarding the ‘Benefit IIII Programme contact Kieran or Frances on 021-4613432.