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‘Have a go’ on IT in Adult Learners Week and Digital Day 2014

Press release   •   Jun 18, 2014 10:26 BST

Friday 20th June is Digital Day, and this year there are plenty of opportunities to ‘have a go’ on the internet, computers and tablets at surgeries and drop-in sessions across North Wales, which are hosted by the Welsh Government’s Communities 2.0 programme.

‘Digital Day’ is part of Adult Learners Week, an annual campaign run by NIACE which gives adults the opportunity to try new activities with hundreds of free taster events. Digital Day comes at the end of the week and is focused on getting people to engage with technology Events hosted by Communities 2.0 will include basic IT workshops, tablet and e-reader demos, social media tasters, and digital skills sessions.

Cathryn Marcus is Project Director of Communtiies 2.0. She commented,

  “It’s increasingly important to get online to stay in touch with friends and to access training and jobs but many people are put off by the technology. These sessions are designed to let people have a go at computers and the internet in a friendly and informal environment. Getting to grips with the internet shouldn’t be intimidating and Communities 2.0 initiatives are here to help”.

Communities 2.0 is a Welsh Government programme which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

To find out more about events in your area, call 0845 474 8282.


Friday June 20th -  Beaumaris Library 09.30: 15.30

Friday June 20th - Benllech Library 09.30: 15.30

Friday June 20th -  Menai Bridge Library 09.30: 15.30

Digital Skills Surgery

The drop in surgery session will be open to people wanting advice and guidance on basic digital / computer skills. So come along to have a go at using a Computer, get to grips with the internet or bring your smart phone or tablet if you would like to know what else it can do!

Learners will be informed at the end of the session about the opportunities available to them to progress on to further learning.

Saturday June 21st - Anglesey Showground 10.30 : 15.00  

Family Festival

Various stands for a lot of different activities around Anglesey. Short introductions to ipads, as well as blue screen activities for families.


Fri 20 June 2014 -  Dewi Sant Community Centre 10am-12pm 

‘First Click’

Introductory BBC first click computer course

Communities 2.0

Communities 2.0 is a Welsh Government programme and is part of the Delivering a Digital Wales strategy. Communities 2.0 is delivered by four partner organisations – the Wales Co-operative Centre, Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services, Carmarthenshire County Council and the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling (University of South Wales).

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