Training Workshop for potential Support Volunteers
3-C ANNOUNCES LOTTERY FUNDED TRAINING WORKSHOP
PRESS RELEASE ISSUED MONDAY 2 JULY 2007
Calder Connect Co-operative (3-C), the Calder Valley's member run Internet Service Provider will be running a Training Workshop for potential Support Volunteers later this month.
Funded by 3-C's National Lottery Awards for All Grant, the workshop will take place on Saturday 28 July from 11am - 4.30pm at Holme Street Arts Centre in Hebden Bridge. Holme Street Arts Centre is fully wheelchair accessible.
The workshop will be a practical introduction to setting up both Wired and Wireless Broadband, configuring E-mail settings on a computer as well as troubleshooting Broadband and E-mail problems.
The workshop is open to anyone who wants to know more about what's involved in becoming a 3-C Support Volunteer. People with limited or no technical experience will be especially welcome. Given their under-representation in the technical side of IT, 3-C also wishes to encourage Women and people from Ethnic Minority groups to attend.
Open to both members and non-members of 3-C, the Training session will be limited to a maximum of 10 participants. There is no charge for attending the workshop. In addition, travel expenses and a free lunch will be provided.
SUPPORT TEAM VOLUNTEER BRIAN MARSDEN SAID:
"Many people find the technical side of computers and the internet intimidating. However, a lot of Broadband support work is actually fairly easy.
"At this workshop, members of 3-C's Technical Team will offer good quality training with lots of practical experience. We aim to increase people's confidence in the technical side of Broadband and we hope that participants will go on to become 3-C Support Volunteers."
Bookings for the workshop can be made either by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by leaving a message on 0845 458 2072.END
NOTE TO EDITORS: Calder Connect Co-operative arose out of the campaign to get local Telephone Exchanges in the Upper Calder Valley enabled for broadband. Since 2003, 3-C has become renowned for its innovative use of Wireless to provide fast internet access in remote parts of the area where broadband would not be available otherwise. 3-C supplies wired or wireless broadband to over 300 homes and workplaces between Todmorden and Luddendenfoot and in the outlying areas.
E-mail: news at 3-C.CoOpTelephone: 0845 456 1793
Calder Connect Co-operative (3-C) Ltd
Machpelah Works, Burnley Road,
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8AU
Registered in England and Wales. Reg. No. 29612R VAT Registration Number: 827 8652 88