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Volunteers assist risk groups to get their ‘ICT right’ to a better life and employability
This is why we created the true volunteer ‘This is IT’ network which fosters ICT training through volunteers and assists people to bridge the digital divide by upgrading their skills and key competences so as to meet the challenges of the 21st century and to promote their employability. Young and elderly people, with a focus on women, in rural areas and isolated areas are especially encouraged to participate and benefit from the opportunities provided by our true volunteer This is IT network.
Because digital literacy is quickly becoming more and more important for work, leisure and personal development and, eventually, as essential as knowing how to read and write. However, not everyone has the necessary knowledge to feel comfortable in the digital era, especially people in risk groups. These people, due to their limited access in ICT (Information and Communications Technology) training, face a risk of exclusion from everyday activities as technology advances, making the teaching of basic ICT skills and the facilitating of digital competence, an issue that concerns all European countries.
The ability to use ICT based tools not only creates new opportunities for an increased participation in lifelong learning activities but also offers a great potential to reconnect groups at risk of exclusion to public services, learning, the labour market and civic engagement.
So, are you afraid that technology is passing you, or people you know or even don’t know by?
Do you, or people you know or even don’t know, feel excluded from everyday activities just because they require digital skills that not all of us possess?
Join the ‘This is IT’ true volunteer network that facilitates risk groups to access and use available ICT material and supports people under the risk of exclusion to update and improve their acquired ICT skills.
It concerns us all!
Developing learners’ ICT skills is an important aspect of tackling social and economic exclusion. ICT is increasingly becoming a popular way for people to acquire skills, and ICT training can also encourage people to develop their literacy, language and numeracy skills.
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