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Information about free computer training courses provided by the Stepping Up digital literacy programme at Whangarei Central Library.
Updated: 18/08/2017 11:44 a.m.

 Stepping Up.

Stepping Up

An exciting programme that helps you take your computer skills to the next level.

Stepping UP is an ICT (Information and Communications Technology) training programme aimed at people in Computers in Homes communities.

The Stepping Up digital literacy programme provides free courses to help you build your computer and online skills. The classes are designed for people with basic computer skills.

Each module takes 2 hours to complete with the support of a tutor.

There is a maximum of 6 per session.

Classes will be held at the E-Learning Centre in Whangarei Central Library, 5 Rust Ave, Whangarei.

Spark Jump. Spark Jump

Spark Jump is a new low-cost, pre-pay internet service for families with school-aged children, subsidised by the Spark Foundation and offered through Spark Jump community partners in association with the 20/20 Trust. In Whangarei this subsidised broadband scheme is available through Taitokerau Education Trust and Whangarei Central Library.

Free workshops on how to setup and use Spark Jump are provided at the Library by Stepping Up. See schedule below for Spark Jump workshop dates and times.

Jump Start costs $15 for a pre-paid 30 GB data pack and WiFi modem use; the data-pack expires after 30 days and so must be topped up monthly. A free $15 Spark Jump voucher for the first top up is sent to you when you set up your modem at home.

More information about Spark Jump: Spark Jump

Register now for a class

Choose the class or classes best suited to your needs and interests from the table below.

There are 2 classes per subject, choose either the morning or afternoon session.

Please note: It is recommended that all participants have taken the Computer Basics course or already are familiar with basic computer use before taking any other courses.

Spaces are limited so you will need to register early to ensure your place in a class.

To register

Stepping Up Courses

Each self paced class takes 2 hours.

​Course ​Dates and Times
Spark Jump
This workshop is for families with school-aged children who do not have an internet connection in their homes
More details about Spark Jump

Thu 31 Aug 9:30 am Register
Thu 28 Sept 9:30 am Register

Computer Basics
This class is designed for first-time computer users.
learn how to use the core functions of a computer.

Computer Basics details

Aug 17 9:30 am Full - Wait list 

Email 2 (Using Email)
You will learn how to use your email account.
Note: Participants must already have an email account or have attended the Stepping UP Email 1 class.

Email 2 details
​​​Thu 10 Aug 12 pm Full - Wait list

Google and the Internet
You will learn how to use Google for finding information on the Internet.

Google and the Internet details

Tue 15 Aug 9:30 am Full
Thu 17 Aug 12 pm Full

Photo Editing Basics
Learn how to crop, edit and colour your digital photos.

Photo Editing Basics details

Tue 22 Aug 9:30 am Full
Thu 24 Aug 12 pm Full-Wait list
Photo Books
You will learn tips on how to capture memories via online photo books.

Tue 29 Aug 9:30 am Full
Thu 31 Aug 12 pm Full

You will learn how to buy and sell goods using TradeMe.​

TradeMe details

Tue 5 Sept 9:30 am Full
Thu 7 Sept 12 pm Full - Wait list

You will learn how to create a Facebook account and use it to engage with your friends.

Facebook details

Tue 12 Sept 9:30 am Full
Thu 14 Sept 12 pm Full

You will learn how to use Pinterest and understand the website.

Tue 19 Sept 9:30 am Full
Thu 21 Sept 12 pm Full - Wait list

​Intro to Slideshows
You will learn how to use PowerPoint to create personalised slideshows.

Intro to Slideshows details

Tue 26 Sept 9:30 am Full - Wait list
Thu 28 Sept 12 pm Register

20/20 Trust. The 20/20 Trust

The 2020 Communications Trust launched the Stepping UP digital literacy programme in 2009 with support from Microsoft's Unlimited Potential programme. The programme provides a number of training modules, helping New Zealanders make better use of their computers and internet connections.

Find out more about the 20/20 Trust:2020 Trust



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