SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct 5 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Cabildo de Tenerife, through the Education area, has launched the project ‘Closing the digital gap’, a program to promote the development of digital skills for life, aimed especially at the adult population, and which offers 3,000 hours of training to teach how to optimize the use of ICT, mobile devices and computers.
The Minister of Education, Concepción Rivero, recalled at a press conference that “even in the Canary Islands 35.5% of the population does not have the necessary digital skills to handle themselves on a day-to-day basis, which is why the development of the program is so necessary, which is free and offers on-demand training from very basic to more advanced levels “.
‘Closing the digital gap’, with a budget close to 60,000 euros, offers for free, until October 2022, about thirty training pills and courses divided into three levels with which users can learn at the basic level from how to use email, use and take advantage of the mobile, videoconferences or create, edit and share texts.
In the intermediate level it is taught to share files and documents, use ‘Google calendar’, search and find work or the use of ‘Excel’.
At the advanced level, students will acquire knowledge of digital administration, about buying and selling safely online and about photo editing, among other subjects.
The insular director of Education, Isabel Bello, explained that “this program offers the possibility to groups, formal or informal, of on-demand training, that is, in addition to the courses and pills offered, these associations may always request specific content for their activity related to digital administration and ICT “.
He also added that “groups of between five and fifteen people may be formed, it is important that no group miss the opportunity to apply for subsidies, grants or programs because they do not know how to carry out the relevant digital procedures, and at this point we can help them.”
DIGITAL COMPETENCE CENTERS
This program enables four digital competence centers in Buenavista, Fasnia, San Juan de la Rambla and El Sauzal in order to provide personalized digital support and help users to be able to carry out a procedure or carry out any content of the that are taught.
There will also be itinerant training, which is offered throughout the island at the request of any group.
The digital literacy of the population is one of the great objectives of the Education and Youth area to enable citizens to make safe and responsible use of new technologies, as well as to optimize telematic relations between citizens and local administrations such as city councils. and councils.
Currently, 90% of the Canarian population between 16 and 74 years old habitually access the internet at least once a week and, however, only 40.7% have advanced knowledge in the matter.