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Multicultural Yarra seniors to become tech savvy

14 July 2016

Free digital training courses in Mandarin, Vietnamese, Greek and English for people aged 60 and over will be run by Yarra Council libraries from August under a Tech Savvy Seniors Grant.

The grant has been provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, Telstra and Public Libraries Victoria Network Inc.

Mayor Roberto Colanzi said he believed there would be a lot of interest from people in Yarra in these courses.

“This will give our multicultural seniors the opportunity to develop skills to use technology for socialising, accessing important services and conducting personal business online,” Mayor Colanzi said.

The first course starts on Friday 5 August and will be for the Vietnamese community.

Courses run for 6 weeks, with a Friday morning session each week and will be held at Richmond Library.

The next course will be for the Greek community and may commence in August or September. The Mandarin and English courses will be run next year in February.

Each course will accept 10 participants.

Topics to be covered include home computers and networks, mobile phones and tablets, social networks and online security, email, internet and online shopping.

Yarra places great emphasis on communicating and engaging with our community, particularly people in culturally diverse communities. Please see the following documnet for a sumary of our services: docx format Engaging with Yarra's Culturally Diverse Communities (2) (40.08 KB)

Further information or to book a place, contact Marcia McGinley at Yarra Libraries on 1300 695 427.

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