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Participants learnt about key Digital Mentor qualities, roles, hooks and bait for engaging learners using the Be Connected resources and grants. The key message being that supporting digital skills is not all about technical knowledge - you don’t need to be a ‘computer expert’. Being a Digital Mentor is more focused on being good with people. You need to have patience, enthusiasm, adaptability and be good at listening.
Linkwest, the Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA), Men’s Sheds of WA and CWA of WA have been engaging members and friends with free training so they can be a Digital Mentor in their communities. This training is being delivered at face-to-face sessions and online via zoom. To register to attend, simply go to the Events - Linkwest web page and search for a session that suits you--applies to WA only.
ABOVE: Judith and Alison demonstrating mentoring on a smartphone
Funded by the Australian Federal Government, the Be Connected program aims at improving digital skills in older people. As part of the program we are offering FREE training to people interested in becoming Digital Mentors. As a Digital Mentor you will be able to deliver the program to people at your Centre, Shed, Group or CWA Branch.