We’re pleased to announce that ICS Foundation has successfully been granted another round of funding from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, for the Digital Skills for Citizens scheme, with a training target of 2,000 people for 2018.
Digital Skills for Citizens has been running since January 2017 and we are now seeking new partners who would be interested in offering basic internet training in their local communities.
Similar to its predecessor Benefit 4, the scheme offers free basic internet training to “non-liners” and aims to give people the confidence, motivation and skills to take their first steps online, so that they can play their part in an increasingly digital world. The training is aimed at target groups including people aged 45+, farming communities, small business owners, jobseekers, persons with disabilities, and disadvantaged groups. Currently, Digital Skills for Citizens training is being offered in libraries, community centres, training centres and numerous schools around the country.
How Digital Skills for Citizens works:
Programme A: Productive Use of Digital Skills (6 Hours) - All topics under Programme A are compulsory.
Programme B: Lifestyle Choices (4 Hours) - Trainees should be given the opportunity to select a minimum of two topics from Programme B.
If you are interested in providing this training, contact Ciara at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01 237 7777.