Having identified a digital skills shortage amongst residents and voluntary organisations in its rural communities, the Vale of Glamorgan Council decided to seek expert help. They asked ProMo-Cymru to deliver ‘a series of training courses or workshops to improve the digital skills of residents across the rural Vale’.
ProMo-Cymru works to ensure young people and communities are informed, engaged, connected and heard, working collaboratively to make links between people and services using creativity and digital technology, so we knew we could help.
We worked with the Vale of Glamorgan Council, to identify areas where there were gaps in expertise. We began by offering a selection of courses, while consulting with attendees to provide further training based on their feedback and suggestions. In the end we delivered over 20 different training sessions, covering subjects such as:
Sessions were delivered right across the Vale; from Barry to Wenvoe, Sully to St. Athen. We received positive feedback from attendees. One person said:
“Great trainer who was friendly, helpful and engaging. Very well delivered, took time to ensure that we understood all of the topics covered. Lots of skills gained that will be useful to take forward into day to day work.”