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Join our digital online skills classes

Posted on 23rd January 2017

Third Age are delighted to announce that we've been selected by the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment to take part in an initiative to create a wave of digitalisation across the entire country.

The internet is a wonderful resource and it's for everybody. However, almost one in six Irish adults has never used the internet. In a 'connected' society, digital skills for everyone are absolutely essential if we're going to realise the full social and economic potential of this digital world.

The Department's 'Getting Citizens Online Programme' is, in line with the National Digital Strategy, focused on encouraging and empowering citizens to participate fully in Ireland's digital economy and society.

Find out more about the Getting Citizens Online Programme

As part of our involvement Third Age are running classes in locations around the country including our head office in Summerhill, Co. Meath and Senior Help Line head office in Amiens St., Dublin 1.

The profile of the participants are 'non-liners' who have no experience in computer or online use and who are perhaps apprehensive about taking the first step to getting online and involved. 

Trained tutors, learning tools with full support and back up will be provided. The training course for participants is 10 hours, covered over a five week period, with classes for 2 hours each week. There is a maximum of 10 participants on each course. 

The 10 hour course is FREE and will be informative and fun.

If you are interested in joining a class as a learner or getting involved as a volunteer tutor, contact us at nationaloffice@thirdageireland.ie or on 046 955 7766. 

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Want to make a difference in your community and in people's lives? Our programmes rely on hundreds of dedicated volunteers across Ireland and we are always looking for more! 

Find out about how you can become part of our projects and help make Ireland a better place in which to grow old.