Award-winning internet and email training returns to the city during June.Advertisement
The CitizenZone bus provides a free service for residents to learn how to get online or improve their internet skills.
Cabinet member for social justice, inclusion and policy, councillor Matthew Brown, said: “There are so many benefits of being able to use the internet, there are a lot of financial savings to be made on the internet. Also, with companies now putting more information and services on the internet non users could be missing out on a lot.
“These sessions are great as you can learn so much in the 10 hours you have on the CitizenZone vehicle, and it is a great friendly environment as everyone is in the same position.
“In difficult economic times for many this is one of a number of initiatives the council is promoting to ensure more people have every opportunity to increase their income in this instance by gaining the confidence to go online.”
The bus, operated by Preston City Council, has 12 laptops on boards and helps people learn how to use email, price comparison websites and budgeting help.
Sessions are being held at Ribble Lodge pub in Ribbleton and the Acregate Lane Labour club in Fishwick.
Ribble Lodge sessions: Tuesday 2 June, Tuesday 9 June, Tuesday 16 June, Tuesday 23 June and Tuesday 30 June.
Acregate Lane Labour Club sessions: Thursday 4 June, Thursday 11 June, Thursday 18 June, Thursday 25 June and Thursday 2 July.
Sessions are either 9.30am to 11.30am or 12.30pm to 2.30pm.
Booking essential by calling Debbie or Stephen on 01772 903404.