Libraries of the Bega Valley Shire are offering free computer and technology training for local residents to become familiar with a wide range of technologies.
Programs and Partnerships Officer, Scott Baker, said that the sessions are easy-paced and fun with the emphasis on group learning.
“So often people are worried that they will break a computer or device if they press the wrong button - we want to help people learn more about technology so they can do what they need to do online with confidence,” Mr Baker said.
The training covers technology topics including introduction to computers, basic Internet, internet tools and tips, email, privacy and cyber safety, social media, online shopping and banking, introduction to iPads and an introduction to android tablets.
People can select a combination of sessions to suit their needs or attend the classes sequentially. Sessions run for two hours from 10.30am - 12.30pm.
“Our training staff are friendly and experienced in different technologies and they are also great at explaining away the mysteries of technology,” Mr Baker said.
All classes have limited places. To see all the available classes or to book your spot go to begavalleyshirelibrary.eventbrite.com.au or telephone Bega library on 6499 2127, Bermagui Library on 6499 2411, Eden Library on 6499 2451, or Tura Marrang library on 6499 2340.
The Bega Valley Shire Library is also a network partner of the new Be Connected Program designed to get all Australians online. Drop into any Library to sign up and receive your free Get Online guidebook.
Bega library also offers a one-on-one technology help for specific issues on a drop-in basis. Tech Tuesday runs at Bega library from 10am - noon every Tuesday and is free.