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Adult Tech Workshops

ONLINE EXPERIENCE & TECH WORKSHOPS FOR NON-TECHY ADULTS

Do you struggle with using your phone or online services efficiently and effectively? You are not alone. 

Adults are not digital natives and are often overlooked for technology support. TenForward is now offering a variety of community workshops that adults find frustrating and need help with, such as how to update apps on your phone, how to get emails on your phone, how to communicate with your grandchildren via apps, how to check the bus times and use Google maps to plan a trip on public transport for free with your Gold Card, and how to sell things on Trademe, how to order a taxi or food using Uber, and even how to set up a good online dating profile!

Using new technology and the internet is something that is a recreational need for everyone in the community, but is a learning curve somewhat more difficult for older adults. These workshops are not a full educational course, but more of a casual drop-in session on relevant online topics so people can learn the next step in whatever their diverse interest and they can learn some new online life skills.

Below is our schedule.  You can click the blue link to book in using the online form, or you can email belinda@tenforward.co.nz. The first 100 people get a free ticket, thanks to the Orakei Local Board! (limit: one free ticket per person).  Ticket price is $20.

You can also print out a nice one page summary by clicking here.

USE GOOGLE MAPS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT : Tue 13 Nov 12:30-2:30, Fri 30 Nov 12:30-2:30

Learn how to use Google maps to plot a trip from any location to any other location, and work out what the best public transport routes are.  Plan a public transport adventure on buses, trains and ferries!

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN : Wed 24 Oct 12-2, Wed 28 Nov, 12-2

So you’ve got a great idea to start a little business of your own. You need a business plan. This workshop goes through the steps for writing a business plan, and the type of information needed for each step.

 

HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS : Mon 19 Nov 12:30-2:30

Did you know that your Facebook account can enhance your internet experience by saving you the hassle of setting up lots of different accounts for different websites? We will review how to use common social media.

 

HOW TO CREATE A GOOD LINKEDIN PROFILE : Fri 9 Nov 12:30-2:30, Tue 4 Dec 12:30-2:30

Looking for work? This workshop covers a variety of tips that will help improve your LinkedIn profile so that you are more appealing to a potential employer or business contacts.

ONLINE DATING 101 : Thur 15 Nov, 10am-12, Mon 26 Nov 12-2pm, Wed 5 Dec 6:15pm-8:15pm

Newly single? Online dating is the way people of any age meet these days! There’s no shame in online dating any more. This workshop teaches how to make a good profile, how to take pictures, what to write, and more!

 

HOW TO SELL STUFF ON TRADEME OR FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE: Wed 7 Nov 12-2pm

This workshop shows you how easy it is to sell things using the TradeMe app or Facebook Marketplace on your phone. You’ll be decluttering in no time!

 

MAKING THE MOST OF LOYALTY POINTS : Mon 5 Nov 12-2pm, Thur 22 Nov 10am-12

Airpoints, Flybuys, SmartFuel Discounts - everywhere offers deals, but how do you make the most of them? This workshop cover a range of hints and tips to maximise your loyalty savings so you get more free perks!

 

HOW TO ORDER FOOD ON UBER EATS, GET A TAXI WITH UBER, BOOK A HOTEL ON EXPEDIA : Wed 21 Nov 12-2

This workshop teaches how these apps (and more) help make your life easier!

BEGINNER'S WEB DEVELOPMENT : Nov 23 1:15-2:45, Nov 29 1:15-2:45

Want to learn the basics of web development but you're not ready to enrol in a full course? This free workshop is for you! 

We can run workshops on other dates and times that suit your group - email belinda@tenforward.co.nz