Telstra, New South Wales announce tech training for seniors

Tech Savvy Seniors program is aimed at bridging a digital divide.

Telstra and the New South Wales government have announced a broadband adoption effort targeting seniors.

The Tech Savvy Seniors program will provide free or low-cost technology training to seniors at libraries and community colleges. Through face-to-face training and self-teaching video, the program will teach seniors how to use computers, tablets and smartphones.

The program, part of the NSW Ageing Strategy, is aimed at bridging a digital divide between seniors who use technology and those who do not.

“Developing the confidence and skills to use technology and participate in the digital community and economy is increasingly important for seniors,” said NSW minister for ageing, Andrew Constance.

Seniors can use broadband to stay in touch with family, shop online, bank and pay bills, said Telstra chief customer officer, Gordon Ballantyne. The program will have a “particular focus on regional and rural areas,” he said.

Follow Adam Bender on Twitter: @WatchAdam

Follow Computerworld Australia on Twitter: @ComputerworldAU, or take part in the Computerworld conversation on LinkedIn: Computerworld Australia

Join the Computerworld Australia group on Linkedin. The group is open to IT Directors, IT Managers, Infrastructure Managers, Network Managers, Security Managers, Communications Managers.

More about: Andrew, Telstra
References show all
Comments are now closed.
Related Coverage
Related Whitepapers
Latest Stories
Community Comments
Tags: ageing, adoption, seniors, New South Wales, digital divide, broadband, Telstra
Whitepapers
All whitepapers

Connected vehicle tech trial to start trucking on in NSW

READ THIS ARTICLE
DO NOT SHOW THIS BOX AGAIN [ x ]
Sign up now to get free exclusive access to reports, research and invitation only events.

Computerworld newsletter

Join the most dedicated community for IT managers, leaders and professionals in Australia