Staying Connected

Digital Literacy Training for Seniors

Using technology can be a great way to stay connected

The Government allocated $600,000 to provide digital literacy training for seniors over three years to help enable older people to keep up with technology as it changes and utilise the benefits of the digital world.

We led a procurement process and contracted two service providers; Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa and 2020 Communications Trust to provide Essential Digital Skills and literacy training for up to 4,700 older people.

Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa

The Better Digital Futures programme supports seniors (people aged 65+) seeking help in going online. Participants choose one of four pathways to learn new skills and build confidence with computers and the internet.

Click here to find out more about Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa's Better Digital Futures programme

2020 Communications Trust

The Pacific Senior Connect programme will enable 375 Pacific Seniors who are 65+ living in Ōtautahi, Christchurch and Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland; to become digitally included by attending Pacific-centred digital literacy workshops based at their Churches and conducted in their own language.

Click here to find out more about 2020 Communications Trust's Pacific Senior Connect programme