Digital literacy Training program

Do you ever look at your computer and wonder what else it can do for you? Do you want to feel confident and independent using technology? Do you want to be socially connected online but worried about your privacy and safety? We know how you and many others like you feel, and we have created the right program to meet your needs.

What is the Digital Literacy Training Program?

Our Digital Literacy Training Program is a free introductory in-person program designed for older adults to provide basic education in digital literacy and equip them with the tools and skills they need to feel confident using technology. Through this program, we aim to enhance your ability to function and survive in a world that is increasingly becoming more digital. You will be taught basic technical skills and competencies to help you better navigate your social environment.

What will I learn?

At the end of this program, you would have mastered the basic functions of your phone, tablet and/or computer, computer applications, web browsers, email, and other communication tools. Furthermore, you would have learned how to identify online scams as well as ways to protect yourselves against such threats.

You will learn with others in a fun-filled environment with highly qualified instructors to help build your confidence and knowledge about computers!

Program Length: 12 weeks

Schedule: Monday and Tuesday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Format: In-person (Great Light Library, 12057 88 Ave, Surrey, B.C.)

Who can participate: Adults 50+. Do not require a computer

Next intake: Coming Soon

Perks: Every class has half hour break in which you are served healthy snacks.

Program Length: 12 weeks

Schedule: Monday and Tuesday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Format: In-person (Great Light Library, 12057 88 Ave, Surrey, B.C.)

Who can participate: Adults 50+. Do not require a computer

Next intake: Coming Soon

Perks: Every class has half hour break in which you are served healthy snacks.

Hours of Operation

Our community centre is open Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
We are currently closed on weekends and public holidays.

How to Register?

For more information or to register for the next intake, please

Call 778-328-7729 

or Email

info@glhcommunityservices.org

Upcoming events

Digital Literacy Training Program for Older Adults Introduces Their Very First Graduates

Thanks to a funding from the Ministry of Employment & Social Development, the very first digital training class will be graduating in October, 2021. Taught by youth volunteers, participants were able to acquire basic digital literacy skills to boost their confidence with the online environment and improve their livelihood. To learn more about this graduation ceremony, visit our Digital Literacy Training Program blog post.

you would like to attend the graduation ceremony, please email info@glhcommunityservices.org or call 778-328-7729 Limited space available.

Testimonials

“This course helped me increase my working knowledge of the computer world. I learned how to protect my personal digital information from theft. I also learned how to spot digital scams from people who want to trick me out of my money. Furthermore, I learned the difference between how computer applications work and how the internet works. I also learned many shortcuts to improve my efficiency level at my regular job. Praise God for finding and funding this course with such patient, knowledgeable and giving teachers!!” 

(Mr. L.)

“I am happy to recommend the Digital Literacy Program! The teachers are very professional and caring. They fostered a positive environment to explore learning and assisted slower learners one-on-one. We were served a variety of delicious meals by café staff and treated like VIPs. All in all, the class was very enjoyable, and I recommend everyone to take it!” 

(Ms. R.)

“Glory be to God for our teachers. They were fabulous and very impressive explaining to us with integrity. They made learning for me much easier. This class boosted my confidence and now I can spend less time troubleshooting and more time on productive and revenue-driving tasks. Now I can search faster, better and smarter.” (Ms. El.)

(Ms. El.)

“I was in the Digital Literacy class and I learned so much that is helping me with my job as I report monthly for each and every one of my clients. I have to do weekly time sheets and other computer work. It made my job easier and I have become more productive and using safety measures while using the computer. I also learned so much on how to use all the tolls on my phone and many more.” 

(Ms. C.)

“Before taking the classes I didn’t have a clue about computers or digital technology and would struggle to send emails and texts in a timely manner. Now, I can confidently communicate using my digital device, send emails and enjoy the full benefit of my smartphone without feeling overwhelmed or giving up.” 

(Ms. Ed.)

“Before taking the classes I didn’t have a clue about computers or digital technology and would struggle to send emails and texts in a timely manner. Now, I can confidently communicate using my digital device, send emails and enjoy the full benefit of my smartphone without feeling overwhelmed or giving up.” 

(Ms. Ed.)

“Taking the Digital program has allowed me to use so many programs on a computer. Before the classes, I was limited in performing several tasks where I had to go to the public library to use their computer and request their help. Because of this program I now have knowledge and I’m more confident when using a computer. Also, I knew very little about internet security and now I know so much more about protecting myself when I am online. The instructors were amazing, knowledgeable, supportive, and patient with us knowing that we were all at different levels of using a computer.” 

(Ms. D.)