The Digital Eagles programme is funded and supported by Sellafield Social Impact Strategy, SiX as part of the funding for Eagle Labs Cumbria in the Bus Station, Whitehaven. Digital Eagles is a national programme delivered by Barclays. It is a network of volunteers who provide training and support to colleagues and members of the local community on the use of digital devices and the internet. Digital Eagles is supplemented by Digital Wings, a free online training platform to help you become more digitally confident and grow your skills. For more information, please look at Digital Eagles | Barclays
Why are we participating in the Digital Eagles programme?
The primary objective is to promote digital inclusion in West Cumbria by embedding the workforce in the community to support individuals to improve their digital skills. It is recognised nationally that there is a divide in digital skills we have in our communities. The Digital Eagles programme is one initiative that can help support our community to become more digitally literate. It is a great opportunity for the workforce to use their skills and give back to the community in ways that can make a real difference to people’s lives.
What are we looking for in our Digital Eagles?
We are looking for willing volunteers who can commit to completing the Digital Eagles Training Programme (6 x 2.5 sessions over 6 weeks) and commit their own time to help others. You don’t need to know the ins and outs of digital and tech, but must have a basic knowledge level on how to use your own device/smart phone and know where to go to find support. You need to be able to engage and support others and have the confidence to do so.
You need to have access to a personal smart device, support from your employer to complete the training if this conflicts with your work and be able to commit time as needed (minimum 4 hours a month this may be during working hours, evenings or weekends) by those in the community.
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Ready to get involved?
To register your interest in becoming a Digital Eagle email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address and contact number and our Digital Inclusion Coordinator Beth Forbes will get in touch to tell you more about Digital Eagles in West Cumbria.
Know someone who needs support from Digital Eagles?
If you know a person, a community group or an organisation that you think would benefit from Digital Eagles support, get in contact or get them to email email@example.com or call 01946595288