Switch Onto RISE for BME Women

Do you want to use your computer with more confidence?

Do you feel shut out by technology?

Do you want to know more about what your PC, phone or tablet can do for you?

The Switch On short course will give you confidence to:

  • Use PCs, Laptops, tablets and smart phones for everyday use such writing a letter, watching programmes online and or downloading useful apps.
  • Setting up email accounts to send and receive emails.
  • Manage your money using Microsoft excel.
  • Using search engines such as Google to find information and search for supportive website such as money advice service, job search websites.
  • Make and manage your Universal Credit claim online.
  • Find out about apps and their use.

The Programme

The Rise Women into Digital training programme is aimed at supporting women and girls from black and minority ethnic backgrounds who are facing challenges with some digital processes such as: writing a letter, sending an email, using the computer, using social media networks such as Facebook, twitter and making or managing their Universal Credit claims online. This IT training programme designed especially for Women from Migrant or Refugee backgrounds.

Next dates, in West London :

Switch Onto Rise ProgrammeDates and Times
Unit 1 - using the internet – MS word.
Use pcs, laptops, tablets and smart phones for everyday use such writing a letter, watching tv online and or downloading useful apps.
Thursday 17th January 2019
10am – 12:15
Unit 2 - MS Outlook, using emails/calendar/tasksThursday 17th January 2019
1:00pm – 3pm
Unit 3 – MS Excel, money management, creating a budgetThursday 24th January 2019
10am-12:15
Unit 4 - Apps, find out about apps and their use, online bankingThursday 24th January 2019
1:00pm – 3pm
Unit 5 - Social Media, using search engines such as Google to find information and search for supportive website such as money advice service, job search websitesThursday 31th January 2019
10 am – 12:15
Unit 6 - Universal Credit, Making & Managing your online claimThursday 31th January 2019
1:00pm – 3pm

Refreshments will be provided and reasonable travel expenses reimbursed if a receipt is provided.

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This programme is funded by the Department of Media Culture and Sport (DCMS) to work with Black and Minority ethnic (BME) women and girls and is run in partnership with Praxis, Migrant Rights Network, Doctor’s of the World, Iranian Kurdish Womens Organisation, Arhag and delivered by Olmec. It is open to all women from black and minority ethnic backgrounds who need a helping hand to find a new or better job and/or gain digital skills.

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