Support courses provided for those in need
‘‘We are tailoring our service offering it to the really at need level.’’ Luisa Haines
Taupo Public Library are working alongside REAP to help provide computer education for those in need.
The two businesses will be working together to provide training and working closely with Work and Income to help provide education to help people get jobs.
Luisa Haines, Library and Museum Manager, said the Stepping Up programme will be offered to people who need it most, and have little or no qualifications.
‘‘We are tailoring our service offering it to the really at need level.’’
The Free computer classes at the library will be running over a period of eight weeks starting on Tuesday 16, between 1pm-3pm.
The Stepping up courses are available to the community because ‘‘everything you do now is online,’’ said Adult Education Coordinator, Linda Moss.
Library employee, Jessica Hollard, participated in the computer course in 2014, and said she had no confidence and everything she knew was self taught
After completing the course she said , ‘‘I’m now more confident and recommend REAP.’’
By doing the course Hollard learnt she had skills she didn’t know she had as a solo mother, which helped her enter the work force.