We’ve just hosted a special event at our Oldhams Urban Care and Neighbourhood Centre (UCAN) in Astley Bridge, to officially mark the introduction of the BBC’s First Click initiative.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton, Councillors John and Lynda Byrne, joined local residents at the Oldhams Estate UCAN centre for a sneak peek of the First Click course.
From Tuesday (March 8) residents will be able to take part in a free, three week IT course at the centre. The First Click course at Oldhams UCAN is supported by Bolton College who will be providing the tutor. It’s designed to get the over 65s online by showing them how to use a computer, from the very basic desktop icons, through to confidently surfing the internet.
We’re very excited about the introduction of First Click at the Oldhams UCAN centre and are confident that this course will be of real benefit to the older members of our community.
Computers and the internet can be daunting at the best of times, we’re running this course to encourage people who might not have used a computer before to come along and be shown how.
We’ve got fantastic facilities at the UCAN and thought it would be a great initiative to utilise the free laptop access we have by running First Click. Thanks go to Bolton College for suggesting the initiative, and for supporting the scheme by providing a tutor.
We will provide laptop access for eleven students on a Tuesday afternoon, from 13.00 to 15.00. If this one goes well, we plan to run more courses after the initial three week trial.