Support on how to be an internet expert

11 October 2018

Advice on how to become more skilled in using the internet will be offered at a special series of events across the borough during Get Online Week, 15-19 October.

Councillor Brian Clarke, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Infrastructure, said: “In the 21st Century, having the skills to carry out your private business or professional business online will make life run more smoothly.
“Our council buildings have the technology to allow residents to go online and carry out important tasks such as applying for Universal Credit or accessing Council services.
“People who don’t feel confident using the internet will really benefit from the events we are running during Get Online Week.”
Activities taking place at Wyvern House, Winsford, begin on Monday 15 October with the regular free weekly session of Online Basics (Computing for beginners) in the Work Zone from 10am-noon. 

On 17 October in Wyvern House you can learn more about the benefits of using the internet at a special Digital Market Street event which runs from 10.30am -12.30pm.  People will receive practical advice on how to do online shopping, find out about local Health and Wellbeing services, manage their Universal Credit account and how to find a job vacancy online.

Get Online Week concludes in Wyvern House on 19 October with a number of events aimed at small businesses. Businesses are invited to attend ‘Boost Your Business’ workshops to learn how to promote their business using the internet and social media.  
  • Introduction to Digital Advertising’ workshop starts at 10am. Businesses can learn how to attract new customers by maximizing their presence on Google and how to get started with online advertising.
  • Writing for Social Media workshop starts at 11.15am which will introduce businesses to the secrets of writing social media posts which successfully promote their products. 
  • Social Media Strategy workshop is at 12.30pm and will explain how to engage an audience or attract customers online using social media.
To book a place, contact Winsford Work Zone on 01606 288901, or visit Wyvern House, the Drumber, in Winsford.
The Ellesmere Port Work Zone will also be taking part in Get Online Week. It is hosting representatives from Google who will be delivering workshops as part of their 'Digital Garage' project.  

The workshops will be held on 19 October and topics include up to date Online Safety, Presentations for Work and Self Promotion Skills.
These workshops will be of interest to anyone using ICT for work or day to day activities and want to stay safe online, discover tools to make a business succeed or prepare for a chosen career.  
For more information and to book your FREE place, please contact the Ellesmere Port Work Zone on 0151 356 6667.
Get Online Week started in 2007 and has reached more than 500,000 people, helping them take their first steps to do more online.
Last year Get Online Week hosted 4,000 events across the UK and is the largest digital inclusion campaign in the world.

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