Are you an over-45 looking for work, or looking to move career, but finding a lack of computer knowledge is holding you back?

Halton Borough Council is one of the Liverpool City Region Partners providing skills training and employment support for local, unemployed people, for a new project.

The Include-IT Mersey , jointly funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund is part of its 2014-2020 Building Better Opportunities Programme.

The project provides a personalised package of support to digitally excluded residents of the Liverpool City Region that are out of work to help improve their IT and online skills, confidence in using and practical access to digital technologies and, ultimately, support them towards and into employment.

It aims to ensure that those in need of support to help develop their IT skills, access to online services and digital technologies will receive the best possible service, whatever their starting point.

In addition to IT skills development, assistance will include employability and personal skills development to support people into or closer to employment.

The course is free to access, with venues on both sides of the river and will last for 24 sessions over 12 weeks. However all people must enrol on the course.

If you think you would benefit from attending this programme or would like to learn more about it, then why not speak to your job coach/advisor or contact Halton Adult Learning on 0151 511 7788 for further information.

Halton Borough Council Executive Board Member for Economic Development Councillor Eddie Jones said: “We are delighted that Halton Borough Council is one of the local authority partners that has procured and will deliver this innovative scheme to residents throughout our Borough and across the city region.

“It is especially welcome in Halton at this time ,as we believe this opportunity for inclusion in the latest digital revolution will enhance the skills of our local workforce and also enable course attendees to gain a better knowledge of the online social community .”

To find out more information contact Halton Borough Council on 0151 511 7788