Be Connected – March 2024

A bright, modern library setting with groups of people seated at tables, engaged in discussions. On the right side stands a prominent banner for the "Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA)", showcasing its mission to empower seniors with technology since 1998. The banner displays images of seniors using devices. In the background, bookshelves are filled with various titles, and there's a colourful kids' corner. The environment is well-lit, fostering a communal and collaborative atmosphere.

Digital Mentor Training 

During March we will be holding two face-to-face sessions in Perth and Harvey, south of Perth.  The Perth session is being hosted with partners, Centre for Accessibility Australia. This collaboration is a testament to our ongoing commitment to creating inclusive digital landscapes. Additionally, our previous partnership with AMaGA and Harvey History Online in Harvey continues to bolster our network of support.

As we approach the completion of our grant outcomes for this round, we’re just 20 Digital Mentors shy of the finish line. With that goal in sight, we’re hosting another session (across two mornings via Zoom) before Easter, open to all who wish to access this free, full day of Be Connected Digital Mentor Training.  

The image depicts a group of four individuals engaged in a training session at the Nannup Community Resource Centre (CRC). A woman on the right, dressed in a burgundy polo shirt, appears to be leading the discussion, gesturing with her hands as she explains a point. Across from her, three participants are attentively listening. One woman in a blue polo shirt is sitting with her arms crossed, another woman in a black shirt is smiling and holding a pen, and a bearded man in a grey shirt is observing the conversation. On the table are various training materials, including booklets with the ASCCA (Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association) logo, a closed laptop, smartphones, and a bottle of water. The CRC logo is visible in the background, adding context to the location of the meeting. The atmosphere seems collaborative and focused on learning.

For more details and to register for a spot in the training, please check our SWADE section on our website. (https://ascca.org.au/training/swade/)

Together, let’s build a future where every senior can confidently click, swipe, and explore the digital universe. Your knowledge and enthusiasm are the keys to unlocking a world of possibilities for our seniors.

Key Dates:

Tuesday 12th March 2024
Uduc Hall, HARVEY, WA

Wednesday 13th March 2024
Centre for Accessibility Australia – Belmont Hub, CLOVERDALE WA

Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th March 2024
ONLINE
Free full day training delivered across two morning sessions, fully interactive – active camera and microphone required to participate, delivered via Zoom. Participants MUST be available for both sessions.

Full details and booking links can be found here.

Natika Hawes-Wright
Be Connected Lead Digital Mentor