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Thursday 12 January 2017

Free digital skills training sessions at Crewe Lifestyle Centre


Cheshire East Council is joining forces with Bentley Motors to provide digital skills sessions at Crewe Library in Crewe Lifestyle Centre.

Designed for anyone who wants to learn how to make the most of the internet and using their laptop, tablet, PC or smartphone, the one-hour workshops offer a relaxed and friendly way to gain confidence and new skills.

The sessions are designed to increase residents’ digital skills and to help them feel confident about using computers.

Connecting Cheshire, which is managed by the council’s arms-length Skills and Growth Company, has worked with Bentley to deliver the sessions as part of a digital inclusion programme launched six months ago.

A team of enthusiastic Bentley graduates, undergraduates and apprentices host the sessions, followed by an afternoon drop-in session to help residents use their devices. The Bentley trainees undertake volunteer work as part of their workforce development.

The topics for the next three sessions at the library are:

January 16, 10am-11am – Learning more about eBay

● February 20, 10am-11am – An introduction to social media

● March 20, 10am-11am – The ‘internet of things’

To make a booking, call Crewe Library on 01270 375295 or book online at: and search under ‘Connecting Cheshire’.

Councillor George Hayes, chairman of the Skills and Growth Company, said: “Digital skills have become essential for everyone, regardless of age or occupation. These sessions provide a great opportunity to gain experience and confidence in a supportive and informal learning environment.”

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