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Digital Skills Workshops

Why you cant be a digital illiterate

We already talked about what it means to be digitally skilled. So how do you know if you are digitally skilled already? It’s simple. If you possess ‘the ability to find, evaluate, utilise, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet, you are halfway there.

Why halfway there though and not a 100%? I will tell you why!

I am sure you have heard it said somewhere before that we live in an information age and there is information overload. Well, to a higher extent, this certainly holds through, the information overload that is. So how do you get close to being a 100%? Again, the answer to that is very simple.

You have to be a master at retrieving useful, accurate and actionable information, otherwise you are going to waste a lot of time roaming the world wide web for answers. This is what the How Do You Tech organisation seeks to address. To prevent every individual from going deep down into a rabbit hole every time they seek knowledge.

Here are two reasons why you cannot afford to be a digital illiterate.

  • Organisations are evolving digitally – Some years ago, after we graduate from high school, our parents typically send us to a secretarial school where we learn how to type on a typewriter. Today, chances are high that you end up in a computer school. Also every job description today will read, ‘must be computer literate’, so really no one can afford to remain an illiterate digital wise.
  • Starting a business/career/side-hustle – Whether you will work in an organisation or run your own business, or build a career, you need to be digital illiterate. Today, your employers will ask to see your portfolio online. Your customers will ask to see samples or pictures of your work. To let people know about that your side hustle, you need to broadcast it online, you get more reach by so doing.

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ICT Programmes

Basic ICT Skills for Complete Beginners

Target Audience:

Total beginners on computers. Highly recommended for those who have done their SSCE/G.C.E. O’ Levels and are awaiting results or admission into the University. Also recommended for stay at home moms, teachers and old & young people curious to learn how to efficiently use the elementary functions of information and communication technologies to retrieve, assess, store, produce, present and exchange information, and to communicate and participate in collaborative networks via the internet.

Duration:

Evening Sessions – Monday to Wednesday, 5.00pm – 6.30pm. Four weeks (6 hours total)

Weekend Sessions – Sundays only, 03.30pm – 5.30pm. Four weeks (8 hours total)

Course Description:

This introductory course is ideal for those who have no experience with computers. This course will cover the basics of using a computer including basic use of Word, Excel, Email and Internet. At the end of this course participants will sit for a short test to demonstrate the learning achieved. If they successfully pass the test, a certificate of achievement will be awarded.

Course Outline:

  • Basic skills in using a computer & multimedia technologies
  • Basic use of internet & introduction to WordPress blogging
  • Character development (Ethics in ICT), the role of ICT in the world of business and new trends/future directions of ICT.

Evaluation:

Achievement gained through this short course will be assessed by one assessment test (practical & written) to be held at the end the programme.

Certification:

The candidates will be awarded a certificate by ‘How Do You Tech Ltd’ based on their performance after all the evaluations. Candidates must obtain an average of 60% in order to be eligible for a certificate of completion/participation.

Price:

Free of all charges, except your commitment to the programme and enthusiasm to learn.

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Updates

We Are Now Open

We are excited to launch and open our Hub to young girls and women in the neighbourhood. It seems like yesterday we were planning, but today we are set to accommodate and inspire.

Our hub is open from 9.30am – 5.00pm every weekday. To use our hub as your workspace or to register for our free ICT training, please click here.

For bookings and Events, please send a mail to hello{at}uwani.org or send a message to +2348093944674 and a representative will get back to you asap.

We are closed on weekends.