Moving Online Moving On (Inverclyde)

Moving On (Inverclyde)

Charity registered in Scotland SC034197

Access Technology Scotland CIC aims to widen access to, and provide technology based learning and training opportunities, activities and sessions to its “Priority Groups”. It seeks to reduce digital exclusion by providing free learning opportunities to the groups detailed below:

The old and the young
People living in areas of multiple deprivation
People who have disability or illness
People experiencing financial hardship
People who belong to an ethnic minority
People who live in geographically isolated areas

Moving On Inverclyde offers free and confidential recovery-focused support for adults and families facing addiction and the related (and often complex) psycho-social issues resulting from this. MOI support people to find effective pathways to recovery, working with them regularly for extended periods through specialised day-care and evening activities support programmes.

  • From 1st November 2017 to 1st August 2018
  • Award: £9,700 via Call 5
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Project plan

Project description

A recent Moving On Inverclyde service users' consultation identified a gap in provision around IT skills training. Moving On plans to address this gap by working in partnership with Access Technology Scotland to deliver a digital inclusion learning programme within Moving On’s training facilities. Access Technology Scotland will deliver two hour weekly learning sessions; one 1 hour group session followed by 1 hour one-to-one support, with access to free equipment to aid the learning process.

Project milestones

Phase 1

Participants start on digital skills programme; initial basic digital skills assessment to identify individual learning outcomes. 4 outcomes identified for each participant. Completion of SCVO digital participation form.

Phase 2

2 of 4 individual outcomes completed

Phase 3

4 of 4 individual outcomes completed

Phase 4

SQA Internet Applications (National 2) attained. New 9 week rolling programme begins with new client group; key milestone dates repeat.

Evaluation

Updates

As we currently approach the fifth week of the second block of delivery with the participants from Moving on Greenock it is very clear that the positive momentum is continuing to build and the barriers and stigma associated with the classic "IT Training"label that is so wrongly associated with digital skills workshops are being dismantled with attendees both old and new.

Apart from addressing crucial digital skills for employability that range from job searching through apps like indeed and monster and accessing Universal Credit online to emailing and composing cv's on resume star, the powerful day to day benefits of the vast array of apps and online content are also being introduced and explored. The knowledge, motivation and drive for self improvement gained from Podcasts, youtube, social media including lesser known one's such as Pinterest and surprisingly twitter, money saving and management apps and techniques with moneysavingexpert, my supermarket, Groupon and hot deals along with the world of online shopping is incredibly rewarding to be part of

The delivery of the project has continued to engage and inspire participants by increasing their knowledge, skills and confidence in using digital devices and, as a result, they have found new avenues of day-to-day productivity in their career and personal lives.

By learning how to compose and maintain a CV, how to use essential office suites and using online services as self-directed training, the participants have acquired the tools they need to update their digital knowledge and continue to improve and meet their career objectives.

We have been continually impressed and surprised by the reactions and engagement by the participants and by Moving On. The participants showed excellent enthusiasm for the learning sessions, and through these participants the course became established within Moving On as an extremely valuable training session. This in turn enhanced recruitment, and new participants already had information about the course, its content and its benefit.

The participants showed remarkable increases throughout the sessions and continually stated that they felt more confident and more equipped to use digital technologies to achieve their career goals.

As we currently approach the fifth week of the second block of delivery with the participants from Moving on Greenock it is very clear that the positive momentum is continuing to build and the barriers and stigma associated with the classic "IT Training" label that is so wrongly associated with digital skills workshops are being dismantled with attendees both old and new.

Apart from addressing crucial digital skills for employability that range from job searching through apps like indeed and monster and accessing Universal Credit online to emailing and composing cv's on resume star, the powerful day to day benefits of the vast array of apps and online content are also being introduced and explored. The knowledge, motivation and drive for self improvement gained from Podcasts, youtube, social media including lesser known one's such as Pinterest and surprisingly twitter, money saving and management apps and techniques with moneysavingexpert, my supermarket, Groupon and hot deals along with the world of online shopping is indeed inspiring and incredibly rewarding to be part of.

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