Get Online Week

Oct 14, 2019 | Whats On | 0 comments

What

It’s ‘Get Online Week’ 14-20 Oct 2019. Here at My Geek Mate, I’m hosting free morning tea.

Ask any questions about technology, especially – ‘how to get online’. If you want to you can sign up for a free Australian Government-funded digital literacy workshop.

Get Online Week returns to reduce the digital divide in Australia

More than 2.5 million Australians are currently not online, with a further 4 million having limited digital skills.

On Monday October 14, Get Online Week 2019 launches in Australia kicking off a week of more than 1000 events taking place around the country to provide support for people wishing to improve their digital skills.

Local organisation, My Geek Mate is getting involved in the digital inclusion campaign by hosting a Get Online Week event Monday to Friday 9:30am to 11am for 14th – 18th October 2019

Organised by Good Things Foundation, Get Online Week aims to help Australians improve their digital skill set, and reduce the digital divide. Taking place from October 14-20, 2019, the week will provide opportunities at a local level for people seeking support, whether they’ve never been online before, or can do a little but wish to do more.

“As Government and corporate services are increasingly moving online, whether you want to pay a bill, access customer support or book an appointment, you need digital skills. Digital literacy is also essential for our country’s economic prosperity, for people seeking employment, or staying connected to loved ones overseas,” said Jess Wilson, National Director, Good Things Foundation. “Get Online Week helps to ensure that no one gets left behind in our digital world.”
My Geek Mate is hosting morning tea “We’re opening our doors to show that everyone can learn and that we’re here to help,” said Mark Law at My Geek Mate

My Geek Mate, 1/53 Tamar St, Ballina

nbn is the primary supporting partner of the campaign. to help ensure even more Australians are given the best opportunity to get the most out of nbn Local Head of Stakeholder Relations, Sam Dimarco, said: “We’re very pleased to be supporting Get Online Week 2019 the nbnTM access network. We want to lift the digital capability of the nation to allow all Australians to take full advantage of the benefits of improved broadband.”

If you are unable to get to this event, you can find digital skills support at a Get Online Week event near you by visiting www.getonlineweek.com or calling Good Things Foundation on 1300 795 897.

Where

At my office:

1/53 Tamar St,
Ballina,
NSW 2478,
Australia

When

Monday 14th to Friday 18th October 2019

9:30am – 11:00am

My Geek Mate

Media Resources

If you are part of a local media organisation, please help promote my event and ensure my home-cooked banana cake is eaten – and I will help people get connected to the interwebs in return!

Here is a graphics file pdf as well