The MCA and the Parliamentary Secretariat for Persons with Disabilities and Active Ageing have jointly launched a course aimed at enabling persons who are 55 years and over, and have no ICT skills, to learn the basics of Internet use.
With the number of services that are increasingly becoming available online, and other technological advances such as domestic devices that are nowadays being equipped with digital functionalities, it suffices to say that the importance of having some basic understanding of digital skills has never been so important.
The course seeks to provide training on cost-effective communication tools such as Skype and email communication, as well as knowledge about using other popular platforms available on the internet such as Facebook and YouTube. Furthermore, the course addresses topics such as how to shop online in a safe manner and the basics of internet banking, amongst others.
The 8-hour course consists of 4 sessions of 2 hours each and will be offered free of charge. The training sessions will be held in the day centres for the elderly and shall be delivered in Maltese by professional tutors. The number of persons per class will be limited to permit individual attention. Tablets will be provided to each participant, however, those who own a tablet are free to use their own for these sessions.
Interested individuals are kindly requested to apply by calling on 2590 3173 or by completing an online application which is available here. Applications remain open until the 15th June 2018 and places will be offered on a first come first served basis.
The training sessions will be expected to commence just after the closing date of application.