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Stepping Up is an exciting programme that helps you take your computer
skills to the next level. Each standalone session runs for two hours, all classes are
free. Just choose which date suits you the best. Next term will be a new set of modules, so keep an eye out!
To book, call the Kaiapoi Library on (03) 375 5009.
February 27, March 13,
March 1, 15, 29
March 2, 16, 30
March 3, 17, 31
The Waimakariri Libraries are delighted to be able to offer Stepping Up
digital literacy programmes for adults in our community this year. Stepping UP
is a free community-based digital literacy programme that helps adults build
their digital skills in small easy steps.
The programme is for anyone wanting basic computer knowledge who wishes
to develop skills relevant to their work and life.
The Stepping UP curriculum consists of 29 digital steps. Each digital step takes two hours to
complete. Participants register for the
digital steps that best meet their individual needs. Participants may join as many classes as they
like, subject only to space availability.
Who Created The Programme? Stepping UP is an initiative of the 2020
Communications Trust, a not-for profit community trust established by the
Wellington City Council in 1996 to promote digital literacy, initially for
Wellington citizens, but in the year 2000 expanded its scope to all New
Zealanders. The 2020 Trust’s aim is to
establish Stepping UP as a self-sustaining programme. 2020 Trust funding is constrained to
assisting libraries with a limited amount of start-up costs.
Stepping UP In Libraries. New Zealand’s public libraries are well
placed to host the Stepping UP programme.
Their locations are open to the public, conducive to learning with quiet
and well managed spaces and have internet-connected computers that can be used
for training. Public libraries sit at
the heart of their communities, they help create a sense of belonging and they
respond to the needs of the people who use them. They celebrate cultural diversity, and help
promote understanding between different cultural groups.