The seed for this project was sown in Arigna, Co. Roscommon in May of 2016 when Roscommon LEADER Partnership, coupled with Bank of Ireland, delivered training on Agfood.ie and Online Banking.
The training instilled trainees with the confidence and motivation to complete further training, so much so that the demand was palpable at grassroots level in county Roscommon.
In December of 2016, Roscommon LEADER Partnership, buoyed by the support of their project partners, submitted an application to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment to ring-fence funding to emulate and deliver this bespoke training nationwide.
Roscommon LEADER Partnership, as the lead organisation spearheading the application bid, ring-fenced €595,000 to upskill and train 7,000 prospective trainees nationwide in each county of Ireland. The funding allocated to Roscommon LEADER Partnership is made available for the calendar year 2017, only.
The topics covered in this training course are outlined in ‘What Topics are Delivered on the Digital Skills for Citizens Course?’. However, within those broad guidelines training primarily focuses on Agfood.ie, Online Banking, Staying Safe Online and Farm-Related Apps.
Today, training is being delivered by professionally trained and competent tutors in virtually each and every town and village in Ireland. These tutors have been equipped with Train the Trainer training on Agfood.ie by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and 365 Banking delivered by Bank of Ireland. Training is being facilitated in clusters of 10 trainees maximum in comfortable environments for the learning of new material and the engagement of the class.
Brief outline – free course for the farming community to upskill when it comes to all things digital. Two key things of course is navigating Agfood.ie and Online banking.
The course will consists of 5 basic modules;
Module 1 – introduction to email, internet
Module 2 – introduction to email, internet
Module 3 – Agfood.ie
Module 4 – Agfood.ie
Module 5 – Banking online, staying safe online
Digital Skills for farmers training will be delivered over 5 sessions. Each of the 5 sessions will be a minimum of 2 hours in duration. The 5 sessions may be delivered in the morning, afternoon or evening, tailored to the availability of trainees. The 5 sessions are generally delivered in a 1 to 5 week timeframe. For practical reasons, the 5 sessions are typically delivered over a 2 week period. This is to combat prolonged periods of little or no access to a computer between sessions and, thus, loss of knowledge.
To register for this free course follow this link to the website - https://www.rlpdigitalskillsforcitizens.com/ or contact your local Bank of Ireland branch for further details.
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