North Bristol Advice Centre was a key partner in the award-winning Connect Lockleaze, a training project established in 2012 to minimise digital exclusion and to encourage local people to develop their skills. The project came to an end in December 2017.
Connect Lockleaze was developed in partnership with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and the University of West of England (UWE), who sought out community partners with premises that could be developed into state of the art training suites. HP donated computers and UWE students volunteered their time at "open sessions" where they supported local people to get online. It soon developed into a broader learning and training partnership, delivering a range of community learning activities and courses on a variety of subjects. A final report on the outcomes and benefits of the project will be published shortly.
NBAC's Langley Centre is one of the local venues to have been involved from the start. It continues to provide a variety of IT-focused skills and training opportunities, inlcuding a weekly MoneySmart Online drop-in every Tuesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Over the next two months, information will be shared about ongoing initiatives and future training opportunities in the area. Please follow www.connectlockleaze.com for updates.