August 25th 2015
BRISTOL ACADEMY HOSTS IT WORKSHOP FOR OVER 55’S
Yesterday, the Bristol Academy hosted their 5th ITEA4U session in association with Link Age Bristol, where a few of our Bristol Apprentices took on the role of trainer and educated the class of over 55’s in all things tech and web related.
With young people being seen as ‘geniuses’ when it comes to modern technology, this was a chance for them to share their knowledge and experience with those 55 plus, with their training ranging from how to get online, uploading photos to their computer and social media, through to communicating with friends and family via skype, email and social media.
Over 20 older people came armed with their laptops, tablets, mobile phones and digital cameras, each with requests for support and questions about their piece of technology. The academy was buzzing with people both young and old working together and helping each other. It really was a great experience for the Apprentices and those in attendance.
Bristol’s Academy manager, Carina Bush, was very happy with how the day turned out, “3aaa Bristol has worked in partnership with linkage Bristol for the 5th time since opening to offer those over the age of 55 one to one support with their Technology including Laptops, Mobile Phones and Tablets. It is a partnership that we will continue to nurture as we want to help our local community as much as possible. Well done to all the Apprentices and older guests, we hope you had as good a day as we did.”
One of our IT Apprentices was very impressed with the IT knowhow of the attendees, “Older people are more advanced with Technology than I thought. They Rock!”
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