Over 8m people in the UK have never used the internet. Prospect wants to play its part in reducing this number by recruiting ten voluntary digital champions to help others get online. They will be offered six months' bespoke training starting in September 2013, with on-going support. Members - you can download a flyer about the training programme.
Digital champions give their time on a voluntary basis to help others, whether that be family, friends, colleagues or people within the community.
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Retiring or unemployed?
Prospect will also run programmes for members approaching retirement and those who are unemployed. There are two workshops in London on June 25 and July 30 for those retiring. Members will be able to review and enhance their current IT skills alongside a practical introduction to the digital world.
For unemployed members two workshops are planned where they can review and enhance their current IT skills and receive practical advice on job hunting and networking online. These are in London on June 24 and July 31. Reasonable travel costs will be refunded.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in these workshops
A programme giving members the opportunity to work with independent mentors who can support them in their personal career goals will run from July 2013 to February 2014.
Priority will be given to homeworkers, shift workers, redundant colleagues and women in science, technology, engineering and maths. The programme aims to support members who want to leave an organisation, broaden their horizons, reskill or look at career transition.
Spaces are limited so please apply before June 6. Successful applicants will be contacted by email by June 19. If you want to take part, you will need to be available on July 16 to meet your mentor and attend a workshop. If you applied for a place on the pilot scheme last year but were unsuccessful please get in touch.