Tuesday, 9 April 2013

A Taste of Computing

By Ben Aulakh

Technophobes in Telford are being encouraged to tackle their fears and take part in a week of computer taster sessions.

Telford and Wrekin Council is running six sessions in its library, targeting those who have never used a computer.

It’s hoped people who are new to the world of computing will have a go without any pressure or expectation.

The sessions taking place in Telford and Wrekin will be staffed by library staff and IT volunteers who will be there to help people on a one to one basis.

Councillor Arnold Englan cabinet member for leisure and well-being said, “These sessions give people who have no real computer experience the opportunity to "have a play" and just get used to how a computer works.

“They take place in a stress-free, no pressure environment and there is plenty of expertise on hand to help people take their first steps in learning how to use a computer.”

The council says that the session are free to take part in but spaces are limited, it’s advising anyone wanting to take part to contact the relevant library.

Sessions will be taking place at Wellington library on Tuesday April 23, Newport library on Thursday April 25, and Madeley Library on Friday April 26.

The classes will run from 11am until noon, and from 2pm to 3pm at each of the libraries.

The council says sessions can be tailored to suit every individuals need, people who have never touched a mouse before or who do not understand how to use email just need to say so.

Spaces can be reserved by calling Wellington Library on 01952 382990, Madeley Library on 01952 382950, Newport Library on 01952 382965.

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