Hub can help you get online

The Digital Hub program helps City of Melville residents to |improve their computer literacy.
The Digital Hub program helps City of Melville residents to |improve their computer literacy.

The City has just announced it will continue its popular digital literacy program Digital Hub for at least the next two years.

The Melville Digital Hub began in 2013 and offers computer and internet training to residents to help improve their digital literacy.

It covers a variety of topics through group and one-on-one sessions.

Mayor Russell Aubrey said 135 people had been able to learn, connect, engage and interact online since the introduction of the program.

�The program covers topics such as connecting with others online, internet safety, online job searching, accessing government, health and education services and online shopping,� Mr Aubrey said.

�This service can help people preserve their independence and increase digital knowledge by empowering the community to perform these tasks online, without having to leave home.

�This is particularly beneficial to seniors or those with physical disabilities to remain independent for longer,� he said.

The group sessions are free and there is a $5 fee for the one-on-one sessions.

Digital Hub classes are held at all City of Melville libraries and at the Willagee Community Centre.

The City is seeking additional volunteer trainers to help deliver the programs.

For more information, call 9364 0138 or email digitalhub@ melville.wa.gov.au