Free computer classes at Library

Free training to help people build computer skills and digital literacy is available at the Invercargill Public Library. To take part, register online at

The training programme will be rotated indefinitely and is a joint venture by the Library and the 20/20 Communications Trust.

Subjects include computer basics, word processing, emailing, social networking, ancestry and help with using Government websites such as Winz and RealMe. Each module, called a “digital step”, takes two hours to complete.

“Digital steps allow people of all ages to be on their way to computer confidence and literacy,” Invercargill City Libraries and Archives Learning Connections Co-ordinator Morgan Clode said. “The Stepping Up courses are an excellent opportunity to gain new computer skills, meet new people, and learn via a step-by-step lesson from a friendly local instructor.”