Sup­port cour­ses pro­vided for those in need

Taupo Times - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - TAMARA THORN

‘‘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.

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