Teenagers pass on computer skills to pensioners

16th June 2013

A new project has been launched at a school in Staffordshire which will see teenagers pass on their IT knowledge to older members of the community.

Known as 'Silver Surfer' sessions, the courses will involve 14 and 15-year-old pupils from Moorside High in Werrington teaching local pensioners who have not had much experience with computers about everything from emails and word processing to photo editing and iPads.

This is not the first time the school has been involved in this kind of intergenerational IT education programme, with similar previous courses leading to students gaining the skills required to save money by purchasing products and services such as insurance online.

Here at VPW, the local IT Support company based in Devon we're no strangers to helping with training requirements. We help customers with employees of all ages learn and improve productivity using smart computing technology including Cloud Services. Helping train your staff is one of the least glamourous sounding but most important ways to ensure your IT Systems & Service investments pay off - there's no point installing a brilliant system if people don't use it efficiently!

It doesn't matter if you're looking at standard software such as Windows and Microsoft Office, or more advanced "CRM" Tools like Sage Act or Microsoft CRM, or specialist, line of business tools from Club Management systems from Gladstone Plus 2 or CAD Modelling Software such as Solidworks, training will make a huge difference to how effective those tools can be for you.

Why not speak to our team and see how we can help you train people and improve your IT. Give us a call on 01392 950 950 for some no hassle advice.

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