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Get Online Week 2022

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Introduction

The aim of Get Online Week is to encourage West Lothian residents to improve their digital skills in both the workplace and at home through participating in a range of virtual sessions.

Why do we need Get Online Week?

Being online can help you to save money, find work, stay in touch with friends and family and much, much more - but it can be hard to know where to turn if you need some help. The pandemic has seen more people than ever get connected - but it has also left those who are offline even further behind. Coupled with the cost-of-living crisis facing the UK it's never been more important for everyone to have the skills, confidence and access to benefit from digital.

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This Get Online Week, we're encouraging people to Try One Thing - whether that's learning how to video call friends and family, compare deals online or find a new job - you can find support this Get Online Week.

Get Online Week Events Calendar calendar

Date / DayEventVenueTime
Wednesday 19thDrop In event with West Lothian Council and Almond HousingAlmondbank Centre, Craigshill1 - 5 pm
Learn how you can save time and money using online apps and services. There will be food and refreshments available and freebies from local organisations and council services. Digital tutors from the council's Adult Learning team will be available to help you get the most from your tablet of smartphone and the council's libraries team will show you how to access library services digitally. You can also find out what support is available to help you get a device or access to the internet.

 Adult Learning

Date / DayEventVenueTime
Tuesday 18thBeginner IT classForestbank Community Centre10 - 12 pm
Visit a beginner IT class and get more information about how we can help you improve your digital skills. Drop in throughout the session to speak to a digital tutor about any aspect of IT. Get information about IT classes and training available locally.
Wednesday 19thBeginner IT classBathgate Partnership Centre1 - 3 pm
Visit a beginner IT class and get more information about how we can help you improve your digital skills. Drop in throughout the session to speak to a digital tutor about any aspect of IT. Get information about IT classes and training available locally.
Wednesday 19thDigital Drop-In SessionAlmondbank Centre1 - 3.30 pm
Drop in throughout the day to speak to a digital tutor about any aspect of IT. Get information about IT classes and training available locally.
Thursday 19thBeginner IT classForestbank Community Centre1 - 3 pm
Visit a beginner IT class and get more information about how we can help you improve your digital skills. Drop in throughout the session to speak to a digital tutor about any aspect of IT. Get information about IT classes and training available locally.

 Business Gateway

Date / DayEventVenueTime
Monday 17thPhotography for Online BusinessOnline Business Gateway webinar10 - 12 pm
Click here Photography for Online Business  to book on.
Tuesday 18th30-minute 1-1 support on using social media for your business 10 - 12 pm
Email  invest@westlothian.gov.uk  to book an appointment
Wednesday 19thAn Introduction to Business WebsitesOnline Business Gateway webinar2 - 4 pm
Click here  An Introduction to Business Websites  to book on.
Thursday 20thRunning a Business RemotelyOnline Business Gateway webinar10 - 12 pm
Click here  Running a Business Remotely  to book on.
Friday 21stE-Commerce with ShopifyOnline Business Gateway webinar12 - 2 pm
Click here  E-Commerce with Shopify  to book on.
Monday 24thInstagram for BusinessOnline Business Gateway webinar10 - 12 pm
Click here  Instagram for Business  to book on.

 Access2employment

Date / DayEventVenue Time
Wednesday 19thDrop-inAccess2employment Almondbank9.30 - 12 pm
Drop in to speak to an employment advisor for advice and support around all aspects of employment, training and job searching.
Thursday 20thOnline Job SearchingAccess2employment Almondbank11 - 12 pm
This one-hour session delivered by an employment adviser from the council's Access2employment team will show you how to search and apply for jobs online. Email access2employment@westlothian.gov.uk to book a place.
Thursday 20thHow to use LinkedInAccess2employment Almondbank12 - 1 pm
This one-hour session delivered by an employment adviser from the council's Access2employment team will show you how to set up and get the most from your LinkedIn profile. Email access2employment@westlothian.gov.uk to book a place.

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