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£1,250 grant to help more people wanting to gain basic computer skills

| December 29, 2015

Thanks to a Government grant of £1,250, through the Tinder Foundation, extra sessions are being run at Aylesbury Library for people wanting to gain basic computer skills.

Currently the library runs four one hour sessions a week. The grant will pay for an extra two sessions on Thursday afternoons until the end of March 2016.

Gina Nicholls, Buckinghamshire County Council’s Information and Learning Services Manager, said there would be capacity for 75 people. The sessions, she said, would open a wide range of training from learning how to apply for a job online, filling in Government forms, to reading e-books, and even keeping in touch with family overseas by Skype.

Martin Phillips, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Public Health, said: ‘This is really good ground floor training that will enable people to get on the first rung of the digital ladder, and help them to take advantage of the online services available today.

Similar sessions are run on Wednesdays and Fridays at Chesham Library. Funding is being sought to extend sessions to High Wycombe.

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