“Basic functions most people take for granted such as using a search engine, making a transaction on line, or even booking an airline ticket, can be a very daunting challenge for some people,” says Kieran Butler of South and East Cork Area Development (SECAD), which is one of several rural development groups offering autumn courses to help people make the step forward into the world of basic computer and internet training. Mr Butler said, “If people find using a computer or the internet a daunting task, or if they want to be more comfortable surfing the web, emailing, using online services and want to learn the basics of using a computer or the internet, this course is for them.”
For an entire fee of only €15 for four training sessions of two hours each, SECAD offers basic computer and internet training at Youghal, Ballincollig, Midleton, Cobh, and Carrigaline, starting on Oct 1. Details are available by calling 021-4613432.
Their training course is an initiative under the Department of Communication’s National Digital Strategy.