If you do one thing this week, why not get online and improve your digital skills with help and support from Wolves Online at Wolverhampton’s Central Library on Thursday 20 October?

It is just one of many events taking place across the city as part of Get Online Week (17 to 23 October). Wolves Online works with a network of over 40 community partners who provide devices and data packages to help residents who are struggling to get online and want to improve their digital skills.

Events taking place this week include:

  • Support to connect with family and friends with Secret Angels, Park Village Education Centre, Cannock Road, WV10 0QE - on Thursday (6pm to 8pm), Friday (9am to 12pm) and Saturday (3pm to 5pm).
  • IT for Beginners at Access to Business, 81 Tempest Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 1AA – on Thursday (10am to 11.30pm)
  • Introduction to Selling Online, Online with Access to Business on Friday (1pm to 2.30pm)
  • Improve your Essential Digital Skills with TLC College, Dunstall Heights, 1 Dunstall Road, Wolverhampton WV6 0LZ – on Thursday or Friday (10am to 1pm)  
  • Drop into Gloucester Street Community Centre’s Digital Online Centre, 1-8 Gloucester Street, Wolverhampton, WV6 0PT – on Wednesday and Thursday (10am to 11am) or get a free SIM card when signing up to digital courses between 11.30am and 12.30pm
  • Access a free digital advice surgery at Low Hill Library, Showell Circus, Wolverhampton, WV10 9JL – on Friday (2pm to 5pm)
  • Wellbeing and support group – women only
  • Improve digital skills with Internet Café for basic skills Digital Support for 50+ and bring children to learn new skills, improve confidence and make new friends with KIDS Roblocks vs Mindcraft (age 8 to 16), with aspiring futures The Saplings, Parkfield Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 6EL – Tuesday (10.30am to 11.30am)

Come along for some free and friendly advice on what you need to know to either update or start your online journey – it’s open to all.

By acquiring or building on your digital knowledge, you can learn how to connect online with friends and family, for example. Or if you’re trying to look for or change jobs, then it’s much easier to do it online and Wolves Online can help with that, too.

Councillor Obaida Ahmed, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for Resources and Digital City, said: “We are increasingly living in a digital world at a time when not everyone has access to the equipment or have the knowledge to be able to get online and make the most of how being digitally aware can enhance their everyday lives.

“I am extremely pleased that we are participating in this national initiative once again to help get our local community online and as digitally savvy as possible. Participating in Get Online Week very much aligns with our digital inclusion approach here at the Council and our Wolves Online team have been working hard with key partners to ensure those attending can get the most out of the event.

“I’d encourage everyone who can to attend this Thursday’s event to learn basic digital skills at the workshop. Make becoming more digitally clever the one thing you do this week and find out how it can make your life much easier.”

For those attending throughout the day at Central Library, there’s also the chance to win data and tablets as well as learn the digital skills needed for everyday living.