Do you need help to use a computer or basic technology?  Our computer lab is now available for those who need help, or for you to practice computer skills. 

We focus on building each person’s confidence and comfort in using computers and digital technology, our services target those basic skills.  Through one-on-one tutoring or small group workshops, we ensure that each person receives the level of assistance they need to master their new skills.

 

Our computer lab has some computers and iPads available for you to practice your skills.  Once we identify your goals, we can provide you with practice exercises and resources to help you.  You will have access to internet, and we can help you set up an email or social media account.  You can drop in and use our computers to practice (please call ahead for best service and to confirm availability - not available during New Futures week or during some workshops).  

 

Most of the basic skills for computers are best learned one-on-one, as everyone’s needs and skills are individual.  Workshops may be announced from time to time, but these services are always available.  

Basic Digital Skills Class

Mondays

10 - 12pm

Oct 5 - Dec 14

(no class on Thanksgiving Oct 12)

$30/person

These are the perfect classes to get started with Digital Skills.  Learn tasks such as Social Media, File and Photo Management, Email and Messaging skills, Program and Application use, and Device Management.  The classes are interactive and fun, and at a slow pace so you can follow easily along and get lots of practice!  10 week sessions.  Max 6 learners.  

Basic Digital Skills Tutoring

Flexible Schedules

$ Free

We are offering virtual tutoring to seniors who are isolated due to COVID-19.  Please inquire with our Coordinator if you know someone that would be a good fit for this service.  See the ECSF Program below for more details.

We are also offering one-on-one tutoring to those who need specific help, through the use of volunteers.  If you need this service, or you would like to volunteer to help with basic tutoring, please contact us!

New!  ECSF Grant 2020

Seniors Digital Connect Program

We are pleased to announce this collaboration between the Drayton Valley and District FCSS and Drayton Valley & District Community Learning Association. This grant is supported by the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund and Drayton Valley Community Foundation. 

We are excited to offer this new program to local seniors in our community.  

This program will allow us to offer Basic Digital skills instruction virtually, as well as provide a number of seniors with an appropriate device to access online learning opportunities, support and resources due to COVID-19 isolation.

We are taking applications from seniors who are in need of an iPad or Chromebook to connect with family and friends or access information online, and;

  • have internet access at home or are willing to install,

  • have limited digital skills, and

  • are isolated due to COVID-19.  

You must fill out an application to be reviewed by a selection committee.  Preference will be given to those who do not have a device in their household suitable for online access. A limited number of iPads/Chromebooks available.

 

We are also looking for a number of tutors to work with our seniors virtually, to help them learn how their device works, how to use social media, perform basic information searches, and how to stay safe online.  If you are able to spare some time to help a senior, please send a volunteer application in to our Coordinator!    Applications are below!

Senior Couple
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Send us a message, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!

Call us at 780-542-3373 to find out more about our programs and services.

Drayton Valley & District Community Learning Association

4743 - 46 Street
~ Rotary House ~
Drayton Valley, Alberta
Canada

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