Free Computer Training at the Library

stepping up digital steps

Stepping Up

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 Waimakariri Libraries on (03) 311 8901 (Rangiora) or (03) 375 5009 (Kaiapoi).

Term 2 - 2019 Sessions

Email: Setting up and using a Gmail account10am - 12pm
Kaiapoi LibraryMonday 13th May
Rangiora LibraryFriday 17th May
Oxford LibraryOn request
Google Drive: using Google Drive to create, store and share files10am - 12pm
Kaiapoi LibraryMonday 20th may
Rangiora LibraryFriday 24th May
Oxford LibraryOn request

Stepping UP – Digital Literacy Programme

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.